Tainted tattoo ink causes health scare

Contaminated tattoo ink has triggered a health scare in the US, after 19 people developed rashes within weeks of getting a tattoo.

Mycobacterium chelonae infections were confirmed in 14 men and women, with five other cases suspected, after they received tattoos at a Rochester, New York, parlour.

Health authorities launched an investigation last November, after a dermatologist reported the infection in a 20-year-old man who had visited the parlour, having