10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo

09 Jan

So many people have so many different
reasons for having a tattoo on their
body. Some for beautification, medical
purpose, others for memories, while a
large number of people have tattoo
because it is becoming popular on social
media and they would want to belong.
Markings, drawings or better still,
inscriptions made on the bodies for
beautification, tradition or for any other
reasons with ink or any coloured
pigment are called Tattoos. Currently,
this is definitely for me what is in vogue
in our world today after social media.
But the use of tattoo never started just
recently or over some decades ago, it
has been practiced for centuries in
many cultures and spread throughout
the world.
1) Getting tattooed can turn bad:
Particularly red or similar colours (like
purple, pink, orange etc) tend to cause
more problems and damages compared
to other colours. Red ink has even
caused skin and flesh damages so
severe that amputation of a leg or an
arm has been necessary. When a
tattooed area begins to cause even
minor troubles, like becoming itchy or
worse lumpy, then Danish experts
strongly suggest removing the red
2) You can get infected: This is a
common occurrence especially in
developing countries where the cost of
obtaining quality tattooing materials is
expensive. Tattoo artiste could be
careless a times. Unsterilized tattooing
equipments can transmit infectious
diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis,
infections of the skin, fungal infections,
HIV, staph. The risk of infections is the
reason the American Association of
Blood Banks requires a one-year wait
interval between getting a tattoo and
donating blood. So it is extremely
important to make sure that all
materials used for tattooing are kept
clean and sterilized always before use.
3) Having a bath or swimming is a
nightmare: If you are thinking of
getting a tattoo you might as well know
that fresh tattoos are water resistant.
In other words, avoid coming in contact
with water for a week after getting a
tattoo and when you take a bath it
would sting and hurt badly. Therefore,
the person who receives a tattoo must
be sure to take good care for the
tattooed area properly during the first
week and after the pigments are
4) Process of Tattoo removal is
dangerous and risky : The expense and
pain associated with removing tattoos
are typically greater than the ones
associated with applying them. The
various processes involved in tattoo
removal are widely seen by many to be
dangerous especially the surgical use of
tissue expanders (balloons are inserted
under the skin, so that when the tattoo
is cut away, scarring is minimized).
Larger tattoos may require repeated
surgery for complete removal. Other
methods of tattoo removal include
Dermabrasion, which involves abrading
layers of skin with a wire brush or
diamond fraise (a type of sanding disc).
This method is very painful and always
leaves a scar.
5) Allergic Reactions : According to
medical scientist, every normal living
human being is allergic to something
except if not yet discovered by some
persons. So that means some persons
who wants to get tattooed could be
allergic to some methods of Tattoo
removal especially the laser
treatments. There have been reports of
individuals suffering allergic reactions
after the use of laser treatments to
remove tattoos, apparently because the
laser caused allergic substances in the
tattoo ink to be released directly into
the body.
6) Nodule formation around tattoo
areas: Particles of tattoo pigments can
sometimes form granulomas when it
comes in contact with the body.
Granulomas are nodules that may form
around materials that the body may
perceive as unwanted and foreign.
7) Facing the moral society : Are you
prepared to face the moral Society?
People with Tattoo are seen as
Outcast in the christian community.
You might as well be ready to live with
the stigmatization that comes when you
finally get a tattoo. In this part of the
world, tattoo is not well accepted
especially amongst Christians and
persons who have them on their bodies
are brandished irresponsible and dirty.
In most cases they are preached to
repent and asked to accept Jesus Christ’
as their personal lord and saviour. Also
WHO (World Health Organization) has
said that anybody with Tattoo should
not be allowed to donate blood within
12 months of getting the tattoo (But
there are exceptions see (https://
depends-on-these-2-things ), (this is why
Popular Portuguese football star
Cristiano Ronaldo do not have a single
tattoo on his body because he donates
blood to hospitals every year)
Keloid formation and MRI
complications : MRI means magnetic
resonance imaging and is a test that
uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio
wave energy to make pictures of organs
and structures inside the body. It could
be an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed
tomography (CT) scan. There were
reported cases of people with tattoo
who experience swelling or burning in
the affected areas when they undergo
any MRI treatment.
9) Coping with desire to remove
tattoo : Due to constant change in
trends and styles, the once nice-looking
permanent tattoo when first injected
may be later called old-fashioned and
embarrassing. So, the need or desire to
update your tattoo style may arise
which will lead to camouflaging.
Camouflaging a tattoo involves the
injection of new pigments either to
form a new pattern or cover a tattoo
with skin-toned pigments.
10) Complication during and after
removal: Removal of tattoos from the
body can cause a lot of damage to the
skin. Despite advances in technology,
removing a tattoo is a painful process,
which usually involves series of
treatment and is expensive too. It
should be noted that complete removal
without scarring may be impossible.
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