According to statistics, every person at least once has a thought about a tattoo throughout his life. However, unfortunately, not every person can decorate his body with a tattoo. The fact is that the process of tattooing itself is an invasive procedure, during which the integrity of the skin is violated.
As a result, our fragile organism imposes a number of restrictions and requirements for the general health of a person, which can be divided into two categories: chronic and temporary contraindications.
Chronic Contraindications to Tattoo
Chronic contraindications include, first of all, any diseases associated with:
With blood clotting disorders: hemophilia, thrombocytopenia, fibrinopenia. These diseases first of all appear themselves in the form of profuse bleeding and a complicated process of stopping it in case of any damage to the skin. Thus, if you have one of the listed forms of blood clotting disorders, then during the session you may have several problems at once:
- Due to heavy bleeding, most of the injected pigment will be flushed out of the body, as a result you will get uneven colors, dropped lines, etc.
- Excessive bleeding complicates the work of the tattoo artist, which means the chance of getting a low-quality tattoo increases.
- There is a real chance to bleed out.
These diseases require constant medical supervision. So if you are determined to get a tattoo, consult with your doctor first.
Insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes mellitus or complex type 2 diabetes. In case of diabetes, a consultation with an endocrinologist is required before a tattoo session. Let's explain why just in case:
- With diabetes mellitus, the natural process of tissue regeneration is disrupted, as a result the healing period of a tattoo can take up to 2 months and will require more careful care.
- A tattoo session is associated with prolonged painful feelings, which result in the release of adrenaline and increased consumption of sugar from the blood.
Oncology and chronic acute inflammatory diseases.
Viral diseases in severe form: HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, Syphilis, etc
Severe skin diseases: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), etc
Chronically high blood pressure: hypertension.
All of the above diseases require constant active treatment, and the consultation of your attending physician about the possibility or impossibility of getting a tattoo should always be taken into account above a similar consultation with a tattoo artist in your chosen shop.
Temporary Contraindications to Tattoo
Temporary contraindications include:
- Colds in various forms, causing an increase in body temperature: FLU, ARVI, etc.
- Acute allergic skin reactions.
- Temporary weakening of immunity.
- Exacerbation of chronic diseases.
- Recently suffered a stroke.
- Physical damage to the skin area where the tattoo is planned.
- Women are contraindicated for tattoos during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and also during menstruation.
Temporary contraindications are often neglected when contacting tattoo artists, but it's wrong. The process of getting a tattoo in itself is perceived by our body as a strong stress, as a result of protection from which, the body produces various substances that can affect both to an application process itself, interacting with injected pigments and to subsequent healing of a tattoo.
Be healthy and treat your body with respect!