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Tattoos and Piercings: Is This What You Really Want? By Elizabeth Thomason
such as hepatitis. (Medline. For example. 2008) People should do their research before they decide to choose which tattoo artist to go to as there are people out there that claim to be tattoo artists but really are not. if one puts a tattoo on an arm or stomach and the gain weight or put on a lot of muscle the tattoo will not look the same as it did when it was first received. But in the end I fell victim to it all and received my first piercing on my 18th birthday then my first tattoo when I was 19. Some people can not use red ink on their skin at all as they will break . So I am here today to basically say: if you want them you should learn about them first because people think that it is cool to have all these tattoos and body piercings and then wonder why people will not take them seriously. Tattoos will stretch if put in the wrong areas or may fade after time. keloids (a type of scar that forms during healing) and infections.Page 2 of 7 I grew up always thinking tattoos and body piercings were cool but as I grew older and more teenagers started to get them. When put in places that stretch more then others the tattoo will stretch or disfigure it-self. White ink is especially notorious for bleeding out of the skin or even fading after time. Tattoos stretch and can not always be covered up. While tattoos have been around since ancient times. I realized just how unpopular it was to me. Depending on the color that is chosen. I decided to wait mostly because I had wanted to do my research first before I did that kind of major damage to my body. some tattoos will fade over time. The health risks of piercings and tattoos include: allergic reactions. it is not always good to get one. I want the teenagers and young adults of today to do the same that I did and at least research it all and not have to regret it 20 years after the fact.
Take into consideration the price of a small tattoo that someone had put on one’s back. Tattoo ink is made with alcohol. one’s skin may react to the ink. It will cost twice as much or more for someone to not only cover it but to also make it bigger than it was before. they can not always cover it up or have it removed. glycerin (glycerol). (Mayo clinic. alcohol will help it to get in the blood stream when the needle pierces the skin. Sometimes tattoos can be repaired or covered but. If a tattoo artist mixes his/her own ink. Removal of said tattoo can also be costly and at the same time it could leave one . Covering up a tattoo can some times be costly when they are trying to cover up something big. witch hazel. If there are any hazardous substances in the ink or even on the tattoo needle. Now think about how much more it had to have cost that person to get the big tattoo that covers the entire back. Listerine. propylene glycol. check to see if they use one of the following as a base in the mix as these chemicals will not be toxic to the receiver and the tattoo might just stay longer in the skin: purified water.Page 3 of 7 out from an allergic reaction because their bodies can not handle the chemicals that are in the ink. When someone gets a tattoo that they did not want in the first place. 2008) Alcohol allows for the ink to go through the skin easier as it makes the skim more permeable meaning it makes it easier for things to get in the skin rapidly. It is better if a tattoo artist uses ethyl alcohol (ethanol) as most other types of alcohol can be toxic to the person receiving the tattoo. Covering up tattoos are hard for tattoo artists because the ink that goes into the new tattoo usually has to not only be darker than that of the last tattoo but also the new tattoo has to sometimes be bigger than that of the old one.
which is hard to do. lead which is obviously is poisonous can be found in costume jewelry. I am going to stop right here and give an example. A few years go by. With all the metals that are out there. When a hole closes it will almost always leave a scar and scars are not always good to have. It will cost much more in the end then it would to cover it up and the laser removal treatment will not always get the whole tattoo. Most metals will corrode or even cause unknown reactions to the body. The body rejects any metals that are plated because it sees them an invader to the body. One would have to return multiple times to get the whole thing removed. they will have to cut through the scar tissue. a person can look at that spot where the ring holes were and see scar tissue forming under the skin. Once the hole closes. stainless steel is the only one that the body will not reject. and that friend decides that it is time to take out that piercing. When one has scar tissue and one has to have a procedure done on that same spot as said scar tissue. one would have to remember that with a laser. For instance. . If someone decided to go ahead with the laser removal treatment. People must always use stainless steel as the metal. scars are more than likely to come with it as it discolors the skin a little bit.Page 4 of 7 with tiny scars from the laser removal. please think about this. Let’s say that a friend of yours goes into a piercing place and says to that cute body piercer that he/she wants to get one of those cute belly button rings. then cut into the piece of muscle or tissue that needs to be fixed. If one wishes to decide to removal that tattoo by laser removal. Body piercings leave scars. The scars will sometimes show on the skin where the laser has touched.
Additionally. If so chosen for body jewelry other than metal.Page 5 of 7 Plastic anything in the body can sometimes be a good thing. if using plastic one should use nylon or Teflon made products as they are the only ones that are pliable but can also be cleaned by alcohol if necessary. one should always consider where it was bought. and what kind of material is in it. Some people’s body will slowly eat away at the plastic though because it was never meant to be put in the body in the first place. With the different types of people out there. I just want to reiterate here that people should do their research before they decide to do something that is going to affect the rest of their lives. they must be careful when choosing as the body alone might just reject it and get infected. Some people’s body will slowly eat away at the plastic because it was never meant to be put in the body in the first place. One may like it now but will it be liked it in five years? 10 years? Will one still like it in 20 years? .
com) (Image of tattoo removed by laser treatment) (Google.com) .Page 6 of 7 Pictures (Image of pregnant woman with stretch marks under tattoo) (about.
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