Many people wears tattoos because they love it,while others may do theirs because of friends,colleagues and peers. However, several complications can occur after the tattoo is finished. You will be better able to decide whether you want a tattoo for yourself if you know about the tattooing process and its dangers. If you do want a tattoo, there are ways to reduce the risk of dangerous side effects.
How they are done
Before you know the effects tattoos can have on your skin and body, you should first know how tattoos are created. Your tattoo artist will use an electric tattoo machine that uses several small disposable needles to inject ink into the dermis, the lower layer of your skin. Unlike the epidermis (upper layer of skin), the dermis doesn't flake away, so the ink permanently remains in the skin. This is why tattoos are so difficult to remove.
Tattoos can cause skin problems such as granulomas (red bumps caused by inflammation) and keloid scars, and they can provoke allergic reactions, making skin itch and break out. These allergic reactions can occur with no warning, years after you get your tattoo.
Getting a tattoo also puts you in danger of getting diseases such as AIDS, tetanus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C (although you can reduce your risk by selecting a good tattoo parlor).
In addition to these health problems, tattoos can cause a hassle at the doctor's office. Don't tattoo over a mole, as this makes it harder to detect cancerous growth. If you get an MRI scan on a tattooed part of your body, you may experience swelling or burning, although these effects aren't permanent.