An ancient culture that has been practised all over the world through generations, tattooing is one of the more infamous forms of expression and beauty products in the current world.
Using ink, made from soluble minerals such as mercury, lead and cadmium, the skin is pierced using needles according to the design/portrait/image you choose to embed on it.
Tattoo health risks.
Tattooing has several health risks that may affect you.
After the decision to have a tattoo, it is advised to use a professional for the service and not an amateur. This ensures that basics such as hygiene are maintained. A professional tattoo artist uses bio-hazard containers for disposal of all the equipment that has been used in the parlor.
A clean source of water is also necessary to make sure you wash away any substances that may harm you in the process. Sterilization of all tools being used is just the basics in ensuring you are safe from infections and other illnesses.
Tattoos are a risky affair for those who have medical challenges.
Those who have illnesses such as allergies, diabetes, heart related conditions, and skin disorders or are pregnant, should first consult with their physician to avoid any mishaps. These condition have a strain on your immunity and health in general already.
Since it a procedure that embeds images into your skin, you are susceptible to various infections and allergic reactions. With sterilization, the risk of infections, such as herpes, tetanus and HIV/AIDS, is greatly reduced.
With the variety of dyes and inks used for the procedure, your body may react harshly. Allergic reactions may arise due to the chemical composition of the inks, whereby inorganic materials such as titanium dioxide, iron oxides, tin and cadmium, may have a inflammatory effect on your skin. These may cause skin disorders such as eczema and rashes. There are those who get growth around their wounds, those too should reconsider getting a tattoo.
After drawing the tattoo on your skin, the physician recommends you wrap it to avoid infections. To avoid fading of the image ink, some artists recommend you avoid long direct contact of water with your tattoo and direct sunlight too. There are various products that one could use to prevent or treat the cuts, burns and scrapes. Oil based products are more recommended as they do not evaporate or hydrate the skin.
A tattoo, where permanent, could affect you psychologically later in life.
As your lifestyle continues to change, preferences you had as a teenager or young adult may seem misguided at another moment. These developments may challenge you to remove your tattoo, a process that is relatively challenging. With solutions such as laser treatments and other forms of surgery, tattoo removal may be fully or partial.
Healthy tattoo removal.
With every tattoo being of different size, shape and detail, the method of removal varies.
Preparation of removal is done whereby the client is informed of all expectations of the procedure. The professional considers the method of removal by appreciating the skin type and the treatment process. In the process of removal, some professionals recommend non aspirin pain medications, to avoid bruising, as they are not thinners.
In laser tattoo removal, the tattoo pigments are targeted with high intensity light. The laser used depends on the details of the tattoo being removed. Laser removal technique may take about 10 to 30 minutes for small to medium-sized tattoos.
After the tattoo removal, the physician provides you with guidelines for ensuring you heal your wound effectively. Failure of adherence may cause pigmentation problems and scarring. The area under treatment is kept covered to avoid any infections.
Over time, the body repairs the damaged skin, with the body’s immune system breaking left pigments down and excreting them.
- Choose a professional to do the procedure.
- Have a clear knowledge of your health status.
- Insist on all safety and risk prevention procedures for your health’s sake.
- In case of anything unclear, consult a medical professional.