A 20-year-old mum died after a GBP-9 piercing gave her sepsis.
Tragic Andressa Souza died in the intensive care unit of Hospital da Vida in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil, on Saturday, 9th July.
Andressa had been in the ICU for 24 days due to a piercing that had become infected.
Her mother – Maria Aparecida da Silva Oliveira, 47 – told local media that the infection entered her bloodstream and travelled to her brain.
Maria said her daughter paid BRL 60 (GBP 9) for the piercing, but she has no idea if the establishment was licensed to carry out the procedure.
She said: “She did not mention anything to me about whether the person was a professional.”
Andressa leaves behind a husband and a three-year-old son.
Maria said: “He is also inconsolable because, as little as he is, he saw his mother in that situation. It is very difficult for him.”
Andressa was buried at the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) Cemetery on Sunday.