Hey Byron, Thank you for reaching out with information on the new book. I completely understand why you have chosen not to address sexual assault. It’s a very relevant but tough subject. I think it is best communicated by women to women, and there are so many resources available. You’re a good writer, but you’re correct when you confess that you’re not sure what you could add and if in fact it’s appropriate to discuss.
Regarding tattoos, yes, it is an unrecognized epidemic. I have patients come in every month seeking options to have them removed. I refer them elsewhere, but I’m obligated to inform them of the side effects and health issues that can result from the ink they’ve injected into their skin. Most of them are shocked. They were never informed of any health risk prior to getting them, which is a failure on the part of our regulators.
Your section [in the next book] on this is articulate and brief, which I think is best for your audience. Suffice to say, the toxins in many of the inks are going to have a generational impact…Bluntly, a lot of people are going to be very sick as a result of these chemicals entering and remaining in their bodies.
I realize that we’re probably ‘preaching to the choir’ with these warnings to your readers, but hopefully you can reach other people before they make a huge mistake.
I’ll speak with you soon and see you next spring. – Mandy, the MD.