Many of us are unaware of the dangers that can come with getting inked. When it’s done in a safe manner, by a professional, there’s nothing to fear. Sadly, this isn’t the case for some people. Customers get too worried about saving money, and aren’t worried enough about the consequences of doing so. When you want a safe tattoo, and a great looking one, you need to know about the risks involved in a cheap, unlicensed tattoo artist. The main health risk associated with tattoos?
Inferior paint. This happens to be a huge problem in the inking world. This is especially the case for prison tattoos. If you are injected with a lead based dye, it’ll have serious health consequences. For starters, you won’t be able to go into an MRI machine without being in total agony. The metals react with each other’s. Another reason why lead paint can be a health risk is obvious. It lead to serious mental issues, and physical problems in children, as well as adults. Did you know lead can lower your IQ? Your brain hates the stuff, and will not function properly when being exposed to it. Look up lead poisoning if you’d like to know more about the physical consequences of it that can happen to both adults and children.
Dirty needles tend to circulate when people get their tattoo from a shady place. You don’t want your tattoo guy to use a needle he’s just used on twelve other guys. A lot of illnesses can be transported through needles. I’m sure you don’t want HIV. Many people get infected each year through a dirty needle. Even when it’s done by a professional, who uses all the safety measures in the world, there can still be a health risk. Not everyone’s body reacts to the dye in a positive way. If something’s going wrong, and you had the tattoo done by a professional, it’s probably not his fault. Everyone’s body is different, and will react to the ink in different ways. It’s important to seek medical attention right away when faced with a problem which is tattoo related.
Lead poisoning can be fatal, and especially dangerous if you’re caring a child. Loads of doctors, and other medical professions are happy to get you back to normal, free of judgement. You might have a law suit if the tattoo artist’s negligence was the reason why you were infected with HIV. The only way you’ll be able to stand a chance is if the tattoo artist is certified, and legitimate. They’re different rules for every state. It’s important to look up the rules for yours, to see if there was negligence involved that you could get compensation for. Most people who get tattoos don’t experience any problems. It shouldn’t be something to expect, you’ll just need to deal with it once it happens. I’m sure you’ll be able too.
Best of luck to you. I know you’ll love your new ink, at least, I hope so.