What are some health risks of giving yourself a tattoo?

Answer #1

You lower your chances of getting a job, you also have to live with for the rest of your life or get a ton of cash to get it removed.

Answer #2

okay, i want health risks of giving myself a tattoo, i dont care about having it for the rest of my life, or lowering my chances of a job because my employer will never be able to see it.

Answer #3

Tattooing and ear/body piercing are increasingly popular among Canadians. These procedures, however, may increase the risk of contracting a number of serious blood-borne diseases.

Skin and mucous membranes in the mouth and nose protect you from many infections. Both tattooing and ear/body piercing procedures involve piercing the skin or mucous membrane with a needle or other sharp instrument.

You may also have bacteria or viruses present on your skin that can enter your body and cause infection when your skin is pierced. Practitioners who do the tattooing and piercing are also at risk of becoming infected through accidental cuts and punctures.

It is possible to transmit viral infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and herpes through tattooing and piercing, as well as bacterial skin infections such as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.

But personally i dont think the health risks are the big, and im planning on getting a tatoo. so if you want one get it cause you only live your life once.

Answer #4

i understand there are risks of getting a tattoo and body piercings but are any of the risks increases when you do it yourself. Im not going to a professional to get it done, but doing it right at home.

Answer #5

as long as you make sure every thing is clean and know what your doing the health risk should not be to much worse i would think

Answer #6

The same risks apply when you do it at home. You just have to be more careful

Answer #7

The two risks that come straight to mind are. You may not have the correct equipment and it may infect the area where the tattoo was made. Secondly. You may not do the tattoo accurately and regret doing it later. Much better to save up and get a professional tattooist to apply it.

Answer #8

Unless you’ve tattooed before, i wouldn’t recommend it. It will be on your body the rest of your life, in my opinion its worth paying for it to be done by a professional, because it limits the chances of a mistake, or a bad tattoo. Doing it at home increases the risk of infection and diseases, if you are going to do it, make sure everything is new and sterilised, take your time and make sure you know what you’re doing.

Answer #9

To add. I am a lover of tattoos. I had my first at 16. My newest at 26 and plan on a few more. It is an artistic expression. It is a worldwide traditional act of self expression.

Answer #10

The only real concer you should have is unsanitary equipments. Make sure the tattoo gun is clean, and the guy or girl cleans his/her utensils. Make sure the studio your in is clean. If not, you may be at risk of getting a serious infectious of the skin. .

Answer #11

infections like staph, blood born diseases like hepatitis b or c and HIV/AIDS if needles are shared, were previously used or even just pricked the skin of soemone who had the disease, making it crooked, not pushing the needle deep enough or pushing it too deep so that you draw too much blood and risk infection or cause permanentt scars from cuts, possiblly longer healing time, doing it wrong. basically a quick look at other peoples diy infected tattoos should be enough to put you off. i personally think its stupid to tattoo yourself, and as rebellious as you want to be i would urge you to see a profesional to get it properly and safely done

Answer #12

its not rebellious i was given permission by my mom to do it

Answer #13

http://funadvice.com/r/14urp5777ja Plagiarism isn’t nice.

Answer #14

Instinctively/psychologically we, as humans, force ourselves to stop when we hurt ourselves. The norm would be to lose consciousness when causing one’s self pain. Giving yourself a tattoo, aside from the obvious reasons, might not go well because you could simply lose consciousness and not be able to finish or, worse, lose consciousness and manage to draw some weird scribble on yourself. Another risk is being crap at it, because tattooing is completely different from drawing on paper, or anything else you can think of. I’ve seen an absolutely beautiful artist tattoo a sad little design on our friend, ending in tears for them both, and not because of the pain. If your mom has given you permission to have it done, then you should just go to a professional to do it. It’ll be worth the money, I assure you. Have it done properly and you’re much more likely to be happy with the result. Just draw the design you want, and have it done by someone who knows what they’re doing.

Answer #15

It can be unsafe, for one. You could get an infection from the ink, especially if you yourself aren’t a tattoo artist or if you’re not using what they use in parlours. Home tattoo’s also tend to fade pretty rapidly so they start to look kind of crappy after a few years and the lines blur together. You might mess up and it will be on your body for the rest of your life. There a lot of risks compared to getting a tattoo done by a professional, where the risks are slim to none. It’s worth the cost.

Answer #16

well i have a high threshold for pain and am a sadomasochist so i doubt i would loose consciousness, and im well aware of how tattooing and drawing on paper are completely different. Im not worried about how it will look anything just health risks. But thank you.

Answer #17

Blood poisoning hep c , white trash itis

Answer #18

If you seriously decide to do this, you might want to see if it’s possible to find an experienced tattoo artist who would let you do it under their supervision, using their professional equipment. Seems to me that would make it a whole lot safer.

Answer #19

(But I don’t mean to sound like I’m recommending it. Now that I think of it, that’s whose advice you should be seeking about whether to do this or not, too.)

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