Risks of tattoo

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This is a list of the primary complications that could result from tattooing


Infectious diseases such as hepatitis could be transmitted when using unsterile tattooing equipment and needles. It is extremely important that all the tattooing equipment is sterilized properly. Proper sterilization will always be the case when choosing a professional tattoo parlor. In addition it also very important that the person who receives the tattoo must take proper care of the tattooed area for the first two weeks to avoid any complications

Allergic Reactions
Allergic reactions to tattoo ink and tattoo pigments are really rare. If they happen though, it could be particularly troublesome because the pigments can hardly be removed. Even if the person who developed an allergic reaction to the pigments undergoes laser surgery, he or she could have them for months. The reason why this takes so long is the immune system, which "flushes" the rest of the pigments out of the body after the laser surgery, takes several months to finish this process
Removal Problems
Regardless of the advances in modern laser technology, tattoo removal is still a painstaking process. It usually take several treatments and involves considerable expenses. Still, complete removal is possible without leaving any scars due to the always enhancing laser techniques

Keloid Formation
In case you don't know, keloids are scars that grow beyond normal boundaries. If you are prone to developing keloids you are at risk of developing keloids when getting a tattoo. Keloids can form anytime you injure or traumatize your skin. According to the Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC), tattooing or micropigmentation is a form of trauma, but in recent studies dermatologists state that keloids occur more frequently as a consequence of tattoo removal

Granulomas are nodules that form around material that the body perceives as foreign, such as particles of tattoo pigment

MRI Complications
There have been some reports of people with tattoos and permanent makeup having problems involving swelling or burning in the tattooed areas when undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). This occurs very rarely and without any lasting effects
The cause of this complications is still uncertain but some dermatologists say this could be the result of an interaction with the metallic components of some pigments. However, the risk of avoiding an MRI is much higher than the possible risk of complications from an interaction between the MRI and tattoo or permanent makeup. Inform the radiologist or technician of the fact that you have a tattoo in order to avoid complications, and assure the best results