You’ve probably already seen some amazing tattoos on others and are maybe thinking of getting one for yourself too.
But are there are any questions in your mind about whether or not they are safe, or if there are any points you need to be careful about? If you’re interested in tattoos but are not sure whether or not it could harm your Skin, keep these points in mind that are validated by a skin specialist too!
Allergies To The Colours
According to Dr. Kiran Hebbalkar, a skin specialist who has been in practice for 15 years now, some people can develop skin allergies to the colours that are used in the dyes in the tattoo ink. In some cases, these can even manifest years after you have had the tattoo done.
If a skin infection develops at the site where the tattoo has been made, it can sometimes even lead to infectious diseases such as hepatitis B and C. Also, some people notice the skin shrinking or rashes developing on the skin on and around the tattoo, some of which also get filled with pus. This may also lead to keloid formation or granuloma formation.
Takes Time To Remove
While you can get a tattoo done in one sitting, or a few more if it is a bigger one, you need at least 4 to 10 sittings to permanently remove even the smallest of tattoos.
Can You Donate Blood If You Have Tattoos?
Dr. Kiran goes on to say that yes, you can donate blood even if you have tattoos, but you really have to be very careful about where you are getting the tattoo done, and that the person who is creating it is following hygienic practices. If you get your tattoo from a professional and hygienic place, you have way lesser risk of developing any skin infection.
If You’re Getting A Tattoo:
- Check about the artist first and read reviews
- If the place does not feel clean to you, avoid getting it done there
- Wear proper SPF and keep the area hydrated by regularly applying a calendula based cream
- Do not wet the area for at least 2 weeks after getting a tattoo
If you notice any redness, itching, swelling, any rashes, pus, fever or any problem, immediately consult a skin specialist.
DISCLAIMER: While we have taken steps to check the accuracy of information & practices shared here; it is not a replacement for a doctor’s opinion. it is important to first always check with your own doctor before trying any medication, practice or suggestion from this site.
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