An extremely graphic video has surfaced showing what happens when a tattoo becomes infected, and it is not for the faint of heart (video below).
The nauseating video, posted to YouTube, shows brown pus coming out of an abscess on a woman’s back after a tattoo became infected.
The woman, who remains unidentified, is lying down on an examination table while the doctor gently squeezes pus out of an incision made prior to the filming of the video. Her tattoo is red and swollen, and once the doctor gently presses down around it, brown liquid comes running out of the incision, quickly soaking through tissue laid down to catch the contents of the abscess.
The video, which is certainly not for the squeamish, has been viewed more than 300,000 times on YouTube as of Feb. 14.
Dr. Arun Ghosh told the Daily Mail that such an infection can be caused by an infected tattoo needle, but can also occur naturally if sweat ducts become blocked.
Watch the video below for yourself, if your stomach can handle it.
Sources: Daily Mail, YouTube / Photo credit: Daily Mail