Tattoos are something that have grown in popularity over the years. As more and more people begin to get interested in getting them, it is important to understand what they are and how they work. Below, we will be going over some information that can help you understand what they are and how they work.
How Tattoos Work
Tattoo applications essentially use a mechanized needle in order to effectively puncture the skin. Once the skin is punctured, ink is injected into the dermis which is the second layer of the skin. Because this entire process involves damaging the skin, the body effectively responds by rushing white blood cells to it which attempt to absorb the particles. However, because the pigment particles are far too big to be taken away by the white blood cells, the pigment ends up sitting there which leaves the tattoo in place.
Basic Info About Tattoos
Tattoos are permanent.
One of the biggest things to understand about tattoos is their permanency. This is one of the biggest pros and cons of tattoos depending on what you decide to get. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up getting tattoos that they might not necessarily want to have on their body over the long term. This creates a problem because they can be very difficult to remove.
Tattoos become problematic with age.
Unfortunately, tattoo’s tend to become very problematic as one age. This is primarily due to the changes that the skin undergoes during the aging process. Ink can actually become blurred if it is injected too deep into the skin which can cause the pigment to migrate to different areas and beyond it’s intended area. This can result in both distortions of the tattoo and fading as well. Even with proper tattoo aftercare protocols, they will still get duller with age. Along with this, if the body undergoes skin stretching due to changes in body shape or composition, it can end up causing the tattoo to lose its original shape.
Tattoos are expensive to remove.
Tattoos are something that is very permanent. With that being said, they can be effectively removed or cut out. The best method for tattoo removal right now would be laser treatment. In order to get rid of a tattoo using a laser, the laser is set to target a specific color in order to break up the pigments particles until they are effectively reduced in size enough to be cleaned up by the body’s natural white blood cells. This is a very expensive and extensive process that can take multiple sessions.
Overall, tattoos are something that you will want to be sure that you are willing to live with long-term prior to making the decision to get one.