I am pregnant and I have a LOT of tattoos, I also apprenticed for almost 9 months to become a tattoo artist, but have a hard time hurting people.
So this is why you should not get body art during pregnancy:
1. You are growing a human, your body needs all of it's strength to do that, healing a tat or piercing takes away from that strength.
2. Your body, when you are pregnant speeds up the healing process, it will often reject a piercing and force the ink out, instead of healing around it.
I can vouch for that, because I got pregnant while in the process of healing a large tattoo, the places that still had a scab, do not have ink anymore, while the rest is fine.
3. If you get an infection either from the shop, or at home while healing, there is a big risk of that infection harming your baby's development.
Hope that helps.
The ink from your tattoo will go into your bloodstream and therefore will end up in your babies bloodstream. I wouldn't get a tattoo until after the baby is born. I don't see the problem with a piercing though. Talk to the piercer first about any precautions that need to be taken.
tattoos are definatel a bad idea if youre pregnant, but piercings are ok as long its not your naval because your stomach is stretching and the barbell will migrate at a MUCH faster rate.
the ink does not enter your bloodstream.
but any contaminant on a piercing will.
a respectable shop, would not, should not do any kind of work on you while you are pregnant.
well I don't know but I know most places won't give you a tattoo if youre pregnant
That really helps me out. Thanks
just wait until you had your kid