Bam Margera Reveals He Got a Staph Infection from a Leg Tattoo: It 'Hurts Very Bad'

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Bam Margera is on the mend after one of his tattoos got infected.

The former Jackass star, 41, revealed on Monday that he had to seek medical help with a staph infection after he "did not take care" of a leg tattoo he recently had inked.

Sharing a photo of his leg and what appears to be the view from his hospital bed, Margera wrote in the caption, "The only person I can blame for my staff [sic] infection."

"I deserve it and it f------ hurts very bad," he continued.

Margera also shared a close-up of the infected ink in another post, explaining that the design reads "great news" in Farsi.

"I love how I did not take care of my tattoo, now I have to deal with the pain of a staff [sic] infection," he captioned the photo. "But I let my great news get infected 🤣."

"high five me because I'm an asso who deserves it 😂❤️," he joked.

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A staph infection occurs when staphylococcus bacteria, often found on human skin, begin to multiply uncontrollably, according to While not common, a person can contract staph infection through a tattoo.

Margera likely contracted a staph infection when he went into a hot tub after receiving the ink, TMZ reported.

He is expected to make a full recovery, according to the outlet.

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It's unclear when Margera received his leg tattoo, though the skateboarder has been actively adding to his body art collection.

Last week, he debuted a new neck tattoo on his Instagram.

"New tattoo," he wrote alongside a photo of the design, which features friend Danny Way's name written in an alphabet created by Margera. "Danny way in Striggoi!❤️👑"