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Best place to get tattoo's in HCMC

Hey  guys, I am new to HCMC and was wondering where could I get good quality tattoo's for a reasonable price.

You might want to factor in the prevalence of Hepatitis B and C in Vietnam into your tattoo idea.

THIGV is spot on. There is no regulation over tattoo shops here and sanitation is not something they know well. Take your life in your own hands. Hepatitis is rampant here. Did the guy or gal before you have it. Roll the dice and good luck. On a positive note.....they are cheap.

Exile ink in D2, they follow British health and safety standards as it is British owned. Artists are Vietnamese and Filipino, highly recommended!

Agree, regarding Exile Ink. Top notch.
But, surely, you didn't come to SE Asia WITHOUT getting your hep vaccinations, did you? Only inexperienced travelers do such things, I'm told. You could always go to Thailand for a tattoo (expensive, but good) but of course AIDS is "rampant" there. Sadly, no vaccination against that.
Hep A vaccine, with a booster after 6 months, gives 20 years protection.
Hep B vaccine, (no booster required) gives 20 years protection
Hep C, though no "proven" vaccine exists (clinical trials end July 2018), it is a completely curable form of Hepatitis with medications such as Harvoni and Viekira.
Best of luck with your new ink(s)

Aidan in HCMC :

Hep C, though no "proven" vaccine exists (clinical trials end July 2018), it is a completely curable form of Hepatitis with medications such as Harvoni and Viekira.

I never heard of Viekira but a course of treatment with Harvoni is over $30,000 in the US.  I understand that it will be (when?) offered for less in "third world" countries but even then might be about $5000.  It is definitely not something you are going to pick up at the corner pharmacy.  Best to not get infected in the first place.  To call it "completely curable" may give readers a false sense of security.

Well, it certainly is completely curable.
As for the cost of either? My bad. I've never worried about costs for medical treatments, what with being Canadian and all. Many, MANY first world countries have universal (single payer) healthcare.
If costs concern you, wait for the clinical trials to finish in July of this year. See https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 … oming-soon
Best,
Aidan

Apparently availabilty of Harvoni had been triaged in Canada until this year with only the sickest patients being treated.  2018 may be the fist time it is available for all infected persons.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/na … e34107225/
https://www.hepmag.com/blog/generic-hep … ent-canada
Also the cure rate is very high at 95% but still not completely curable.

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