In a world guided by our thoughts, books are priceless. It seems change is possible when there is understanding and a path forward, or a new mindset to make that path. These are some recommendations to cultivate understanding and an open mind, with the hopes of opening new doors that you may not have noticed before.
There is always a risk for infection with injection, which is another reason to choose a competent artist. The main risk for infection, in my opinion, comes after the procedure when the fresh tat is out in the wild. Personal health and habits determine how well you and your immune system can mitigate those risks.
The true deciding factor of long term health after a tattoo is the brand of the foreign substance (ink) being used.