Hi! I was re-reading Feed and had a thought - I recently heard about a real person who went in the ocean with a fresh tattoo and died from bacterial infection. When journalists like Georgia get their tattoos, how do they go about protecting themselves from Kellis-Amberlee to prevent amplification during the tattoo healing process?
They don’t go into the ocean.
Bacterial infection isn’t the same as viral infection, thankfully, so they keep the tattoo site covered to avoid exposing anyone else, don’t prepare food or go to places where the public eats, and take all normal “don’t get blood on other people, it’s rude” precautions.