Are Tattoos Harmful For Health?
A cool art
While numerous body arts are trending nowadays some most prevalent among these are cosmetic tattooing, temporary tattoos, body piercings, beading, scarification, and branding.
In this article let me walk you through the coolest and one of the craziest body art which is tattooing and its health effects.
Well, statistically speaking approximately 38% of the worldwide population have at least one tattoo. There are different reasons for different people to get inked. People. Some people get them for art or as a memorial. Some get them as a way to express their personality and passions. While others get them simply because they look pretty.
Now that you all know tattoos are not just symbols on the body but have a great meaning, and they allow you to express yourself. What you have to realize is that there are risks when it comes to tattooing.
Unexpected Health Effects
Tattoo ink contains several ingredients and chemicals, and you may be allergic to any one of them. You can get an allergic reaction once the ink gets into your skin. Signs and symptoms of an ink allergy include: redness and swelling, localized pain, raised skin. Lack of sterilization of tattooing equipment can as well cause spreading some blood-borne infection.
Studies have shown that 6% of people had chronic reactions from their tattoos lasting months and in some cases years.
Traditional metallic salts are prevalent in tattoo inks. People who are allergic or sensitive to these metals may get reactions to pigments in the skin causing swelling and/or itching. The complications due to tattoo art can take an even dangerous form such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, and tetanus (they can be contracted via contaminated, unsanitary needles)
Other documented health effects include carcinoma, hyperplasia, tumours, and vasculitis.
More than 50 colorings used in tattoos have been approved for use in cosmetics, but the risk of injecting them beneath the skin is unclear.
Thus, If there are more severe or persistent signs of infection, the person should see a doctor.
In conclusion, anyone who is considering having a tattoo must choose a licensed, reputable, tattoo artist and salon. Also, people with an existing blood or skin condition should ask their doctor beforehand.
With such a large number considering tattoos at a young age, informing young people of the health and social risks could help them avoid tattoos they may later on regret.