A tattoo is a never-ending trend. It’s a procedure where a tattoo artist draws with ink on your body by inserting a needle. Majority of Americans you see have at least one tattoo on their body. It is considered an emblem of persona, belief, or any fantasy that you put into art. But is it safe? Should you do it? Here’s what you need to know before getting your first or next tattoo.

 

Health Risks from Tattoo

Swelling, redness and soreness on the skin are common so don’t freak out. Look for these symptoms if anything’s wrong. If your skin pain gets worsens, rashes, fever, blisters, bumps, fluid, or pus out of your tattoo then immediately consult a healthcare professional for speedy incurring.

More health risks:

Cancer – When the tattoo starts fading from a portion of your body and loses skin pigmentation, it builds various cancer compounds.
Hepatitis – Hepatitis normally spreads from shared needles (especially in parlors). While getting a tattoo, talk to your tattoo artist and inspect about the objects going to be used on you.
Allergies – People assume that tattoo is harmless whereas tattoo dye especially green, red, blue are combined with many unnatural ingredients that can cause allergy to your skin and turn it red with rashes.

 

Precautions before Tattoo

No doubts that a tattoo looks attractive on your body but is it worth it? Anybody with a tattoo can also get some lifetime damage on the skin. Here’s a guide you can follow before getting one.

  • Your age should be 18+ to get a tattoo.
  • Opt for an expert tattoo artist to get the perfection done.
  • Check if your tattoo artist has an original license.
  • Refuse the reuse of needles or other equipment previously used on
    others.
  • Cover the fresh tattoo with a bandage or sterile gauze.

 

Precautions after Tattoo

After getting a tattoo, it needs a hack of care. Even the slightest carelessness can damage your skin for a lifetime. Follow these after-tattoo precautions:

  • Apply a light moisturizer on the tattoo twice a day to keep your skin soft.
  • Wash hands before touching your tattoo.
  • Avoid itching constantly in that area to prevent infection or rashes.
  • Escape direct sun if you have just got the ink done.
  • Don’t remove tattoo bandage for at least 24 hours and apply antibiotic ointments to avoid infection.
  • Clean your tattoo with lukewarm water & scent-free soap.
  • Air dry or pat dry the skin rather rubbing it roughly with a towel.

 

Verdict

Think twice before you ink your body. A tattoo may not lead you to death but it can still have some causes that you need to stay protected from. In case of getting your tattoo removed, consult a dermatologist or doctor to learn about the safety measurements in the tattoo-removing procedure. It is recommended to get laser surgery done for the safe removal of the ink. 

  • Use high-quality products to avoid the after side effects of a tattoo on the skin. 
  • Avoid leaving your skin bumpy after getting it removed. 
  • Use proper ointments and moisturizers to evade rashes.  

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