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IN Health & Fitness ON 18 Feb, 2016
Having a tattoo is a tough decision to make because you will have it for most of your life. While they can be quite beautiful and meaningful, they also have risks.
Thus, you should read this first if you think that having a tattoo is completely safe today with the imposed regulations.
Having a tattoo can actually lead to undesirable health effects.
For every 1 in 10 people with a tattoo, there is a case of itchiness, infection, or swelling.
This was discovered through a small study conducted in June that was published in the journal named Contact Dermatitis.
Several people who participated in the study had the previously mentioned complications that lasted for years.
One of the authors named Dr. Marie Leger noted that she was having more and more patients with tattoo-related issues.
10 percent of the 300 participants had problems related to tattoos. For every 6 out of 10 people with complications, the problems were chronic that meant they lasted for years.
While tattoo parlors are ideally regulated, some are not as highly scrutinized. Red dyes have nitrogen compounds while black ink has carbon-based pigments, and both of them have been initially linked to various skin reactions.
While getting a tattoo is obviously risky, people should still not hesitate to approach a doctor if complications are experienced. They can provide the needed ointments and oral steroids.
Sometimes, the best solution to get rid of tattoo complications is to have the tattoos removed entirely.
However, having your tattoo removed can also lead to anaphylactic reactions that are deadly enough as it can close your throat and lead to a reduction in blood pressure.