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Every person has its own purpose of getting a tattoo done on the body. Some people take tattoos as their passion and some as art. Others use them as a medium to express their personality. Regardless of the reasons, tattoos have proved to be beneficial for the health.
Though having lot of tattoos on the body may make you appear as a hard person from the outside but actually, they make you tougher and healthier from inside as well.
So the next time when your relatives criticize about your tattoo, make them aware of the following health benefits.
A recent study that got published in 'American Journal of Human Biology' depicted that having tons of tattoos actually make your immune system stronger than just for having them once.
The study was conducted on a very small sample of 24 women and five men of age between 18 and 47 who were about to get inked.
The researchers of university gathered saliva samples of those 29 participants before and after getting tattooed. Out of which 9 were those candidates who were getting inked for the first time.
The researchers of University analysed sample for the levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibiotic that helps in fighting infections and cortisol, the hormone that suppresses immune system.
The saliva study concluded that the people who got inked for multiple times show better immune response and high levels of immunoglobulin A than the ones who got them inked for the first time.
It has proved by the study that the people experiencing tattoo for the first time are likely to experience much stress and a suppression in immune system response. So those people are more prone to catch any infection.
The study also verified that after getting multiple tattoos the body sets higher threshold making the body more resistant to fight off infections like cold and flu.
The evidence doesn't show that tattoos are for getting rid of any infection or flu. It's just a proof of why some people feel sick after getting inked for the first time.
Disclaimer: Visit a physician before taking any decision.