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Study suggests that tattoos boost immune system

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Researchers may have found a cure for the common cold: tattoos.

That's what a new study suggested in the American Journal of Human Biology.

Researchers from the University of Alabama say people who got multiple tattoos actually had a more resistant immune system.

Getting the first tattoo makes your immune system weaker, but as you get more and more your body gets used to the repeated stress.

The study's authors compare it to going to the gym, where you feel bad after you go the first time but eventually you get used to the stress.

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