I hope someone can help me.
I got a tattoo in 96' at a place and I remember asking about sanitation. I can't remember if the place was licensed (I think it was). But he showed me his autoclave and said he heat sterilizes the needles. I wish I could remember more. I'm scared I may have gotten hep c from this. Am I worried over nothing?
What is really bothering me is I have 2 kids and it would kill me if I somehow passed it to them. I know the risk from pregnancy and birth is low (about 5%) but I'm wondering about other ways. For example, I accidentally got blood on the floor and am scared I tracked it throughout the house. My daughter touched the floor and then rubbed her eyes. Is this a viable risk? There was no visible blood on the floor there or on her hands.
Am I thinking it spreads too easily? I'm afraid of exposure to other kids at school, etc.
Please help. The more info, the better.