Tattooing-A Major Route of Infections

tattooingIt is said that once you get a tattoo it becomes an addiction and you just can’t stop at one. The only problem is that many people get their tattoos at a place that is not licensed or by an artist that is not learned in certain procedures. This can lead to infection.

When and if you decide to get a tattoo, be sure that you are certain in your decision. Getting a tattoo is permanent on your skin. You can have it removed by laser but it is painful and can leave an ugly, nasty scar.

Two of the biggest causes of infections from tattooing are from the instruments not being sterilized properly or from the ink that is used being contaminated. If the equipment being used is not treated the right way, it can transmit diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis B, leprosy, skin cancer and tuberculosis, just to name a few.

You also have to be careful of the type of ink that is used. Many of the inks that are used in tattooing are not agreeable for use in the skin. It is important to check the quality before you allow someone to inject into you. It is also important to take proper care of the tattoo once you have it. You need to remember that it is an open cut on your skin. Even though it heals in time, you still need to keep it protected with sunscreen and antibiotic ointment at all times.

There are many reasons that people opt to get a tattoo and there are different forms of tattooing. The most common is having a picture or name inked somewhere on your body. The other is a form that many women use to have permanent eye shadow or lip color. It is also important to be careful when having this type of tattooing done as well.

If you decide to have a tattoo done, be sure to check out the place that you are considering where to have it done. Look into the credentials of the place so you can be comfortable with your decision to have the tattoo done.

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