Man claims West Babylon tattoo parlor gave him MRSA infection

A Lindenhurst man is claiming that a tattoo he received at a West Babylon tattoo shop caused him to contract a potentially deadly staph infection.James

WEST BABYLON - A Lindenhurst man is claiming that a tattoo he received at a West Babylon tattoo shop caused him to contract a potentially deadly staph infection.

James Rizzo, 40, claims he got a MRSA infection from Tattoo Lou's and plans to sue the parlor. However, owner Lou Rubino says he has been in business since 1958 and has never had any client complaints.

Suffolk health officials say they did find two critical violations dealing with sterilization procedures at the tattoo parlor during last month's inspection.

Rubino says the staph infection could have come from anywhere and that no one has proven that it came from the tattoo. He says he plans to file a counter-lawsuit against Rizzo for defamation.

Full statement from Tattoo Lou's

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