Risks of Getting a Tattoo

Getting a Tattoo, One may not even realize there are high risks in getting tattoos, mainly because hundreds and thousands of people can walk through life with tattoos all over their body and never have a problem. However, there are quite a few people out there that have had some sort of reaction or worse contracted number of serious blood-borne diseases, which includes hepatitis C, hepatitis B, tetanus, tuberculosis and HIV. Getting a tattoo is serous business and you shouldn’t let just anyone tattoo you. Make sure the establishment is clean and that there is an autoclave around. Also it extremely important to see with your own eyes the tattoo artist open a fresh new needle in front of as well as providing fresh ink.

As mentioned above there are risks involved in getting tattoos. Some are more serious than other. If you do not take care of your tattoo properly than you can very easily develop an infection. Signs of an infection are redness, warmth, swelling and a pus-like drainage. If this should occur you should seek the help of a doctor immediately. You can also contract various skin disorders. Your body may form some kind of bumps around tattoo ink, especially if your tattoo includes red ink. Tattooing can also cause areas of raised, excessive scarring (keloids), if you’re prone to them. There is also the possibility of an allergic reaction to the tattoo ink. For some unknown reason tattoo dyes, particularly red dye, can cause allergic skin reactions, resulting in an itchy rash at the tattoo site. It is possible for this to occur even years after you gotten the tattoo.

The important thing to remember when getting tattooed it to remain informed of all the possible problems and make sure your tattoo artist is licensed and has a clean establishment.

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