In the current generation, many people especially the youth take pride in inking themselves. Tattoos have existed for many years, but recently people have developed more interest in them. They have gotten the influence from movies and music videos done by celebrities. When people watch these movies and videos, they see the famous stars with permanent tattoos all over their bodies. It looks so attractive to them that they desire to look like them. Permanent tattoos look unique and beautiful, but they have cons.
Risks involved with permanent tattoos
Tattooing is commonly characterized by infections. Diseases are often spread through unsterilized needles used on several individuals. These infections can be carried from one person to the other and may include Hepatitis and the deadly incurable HIV. Apart from unsterilized instruments, when your body comes into contact with microorganisms immediately after the tattoo, there are very high chances of infection. So it is advisable for individuals always to cover the inked body part until it fully heals.
There will come a time when you will want to remove the tattoo from your body; you can be sure that for a permanent one, it will be a complicated procedure. Removing it is a long, painful process that involves several kinds of laser treatments which are expensive. As a result of the laser treatment, there will be a scar at that particular area. So it is wise for you to think in a long-term perspective before getting inked.
The pigment used in this ink may bring allergic reactions in future if not immediately after the tattoo. This depends on the type of skin of an individual undergoing the process. Not everyone will get allergies, and this is because people are different. So it is advisable that you consider the nature of your skin before allowing anyone to rub permanent ink on it.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) complications
It is evident that many people with permanent tattoos have reported instances of burning and swelling in the tattooed area during MRI scan. This can also alter the quality of the image expected from the MRI scan. So it is good if one avoids that kind of body piercing.
The above mentioned are the major risks involved in permanent tattooing of your body. So before you do what your favorite celebrity is doing, find out the risks involved in doing what he or she is doing before you do it.