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Thursday, 10 October 2013

SHOCKING RISKS INVOLVED IN TATTOOING

These days, it has become a common sight to see people, particularly youths, walk through the city streets exposing a barrage of tattoos to you. These people are typically keen to show off their body artwork. Some will even use indecent exposure to give a glance of tattooing in some unimaginable places (you know what I mean)!

With more tattoo studios springing up by the day you can expect many more ‘Tattoo Show Offs.' However, don’t let the ease of getting tattoos stop you from thoughtfully deciding about permanent body art.

Before getting a tattoo, be clear about what’s involved and be certain that tattooing is the right decision for you.

Writing for StandardMedia.co.ke, Dr. Alfred Murage, points out that tattooing has an array of side effects, which includes:

Permanency of tattoos:
A tattoo designs are permanently created on the skin with pigments inserted into the skin’s top layer.

Pricking Pains:
To create body-art, a tattoo artist uses a hand-held machine that acts much like a sewing machine, with needles piercing the skin repeatedly. With every puncture, the needles insert tiny ink droplets.

Probable allergies and Scars:
The tattooing process causes a small amount of bleeding and some pain. The breaching of the skin raises the potential for allergic reactions, infections and longer-term skin conditions associated with scarring referred to as keloids.

Risk of infections:
At worst, contaminated tattoo equipment can transmit blood borne diseases like Hepatitis B and C, and even HIV.

So, now that you've been rightly informed, take decisions that won't get you deformed later in life.
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