Are Tattoos Safe? Risks and Dangers of Ink under skin

The harm to the health of tattoos

From my side, it would be pretty hypocritical to convince you that the tattoo will harm your health, infect or kill, as I myself have no one on my body, and I understand how harmless this process, if performed correctly . The tattoo is a cross between cosmetic and medical surgery procedure: using a needle inserted under the skin pigment that stays there forever. Therefore, the risks associated with this process, it is necessary to show due consideration.

If I managed to scare you or alert, you make a reservation at once: a large part of the risks, which are discussed in this article are reduced to zero, if the job you choose an experienced professional or a good tattoo parlor. But let’s take first things first.


The main thing is to be feared before making a tattoo, it’s an allergic reaction to the pigment. I have to say on my own — I am allergic to the experience, but my body tattoos are extremely prone. As a rule, if you have an allergy, it will be clear near the beginning of the process. Modern paint, which is used in good tattoo parlors, as a rule, absolutely harmless and gipaollergenna . So much to worry about that is worth only what someone is doing screwy each tattoo machine for self-made beer.


Contact undesired particles on an open wound and cause an infection contamination. The needle is, of course, causes some damage to the skin, whereby the surface can actually get dirt or dust, which would lead to unpleasant consequences. This risk is completely leveled if:

  1. Needles, containers with pigment and all the equipment used in the process, completely sterile;
  2. Objects located near the area of the tattoo (the corners of furniture, chair, etc.) are wrapped with cling film;
  3. The room is serviced properly: wet cleaning, the implementation of sanitary norms, prevention of insects and air conditioning;
  4. Tattoo artist observes hygiene: gloves, clean the hair, clothes nepachkayuschayasya.

Improper healing

This issue is perhaps the most common in modern practice. It is extremely rare that a tattoo during the healing process, albeit as a result of violations of essential rules, brings its holder to anything other than discomfort. However, proper care of the injured in the result of the tattooed skin is very important.

Now, we list the possible consequences:

  • Infection due to premature contact with clothes and getting bacteria on inflamed skin.
  • Inflammation due to rubbing of synthetic or woolen cloth before full recovery skin.
  • Scars as a result of scratching and picking scabs formed on the site of the tattoo.
  • Mechanical damage, scratches on the field tattoos.
  • Fading of paint as a result of the significant effects of ultraviolet.
  • Slow and painful healing because of a weakened immune system (illness, alcohol, poor diet).

All of this is easily avoided by following simple guidelines, which we have written the following article. I’d add that the most important and the most dangerous risk for any owner of a tattoo — it’s poor quality work . It was a bad choice or an ill-conceived idea of ​​the master tattoo pictures are often the main causes of frustration.

To help you understand what I mean, here are works that are difficult to be proud of, as holders of speaking authors of ideas and artists who had a hand in their implementation. Responsible approach to the choice of tattoo artist, follow simple rules and enjoy an excellent result of the work!

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