It is very common today for people to get at least one tattoo on their body. It could be a small tattoo on their ankle, whereas others will opt for something more significant such as a tattoo sleeve, or one that covers most of their body. There are some concerns that the ink will have some type of bad reaction within the skin, potentially causing cancer.
The Negative Effects of Tattoos
- Extreme discomfort or pain
- Bacterial infections
- Allergic reactions
Avoiding the Negative Effects Associated With Getting Tattoos
However, science has not shown this to be true. There is one problem that you may encounter, something that does affect a small percentage of people, that decide to get a tattoo. Here are some of the negative effects of tattoos that you may want to consider before you decide on getting one on your body.
Pain and Discomfort of Getting a Tattoo
First and foremost, the most negative thing that people often report is extreme discomfort or pain. Even in our tattoo process, no matter how delicately our artist performs the job, it still hurts. Of course, it depends on the size of the tattoo they are getting, the amount of ink that is being used, and also their own pain tolerance levels. Some people have very sensitive skin with very active nerve endings that will cause them extreme discomfort where the tattoo is placed. However, the most negative side effect that could actually have health consequences is related to bacterial infections and allergic reactions.
Bacterial Infections and Allergic Reactions to Tattoos
It is possible for someone to develop a bacterial infection in their skin as a result of getting a tattoo. This is something that can be cleared up by going to a doctor to obtain an antibiotic. The other possibility is that they may have an allergic reaction to the ink that is being placed in their skin. This also happens to a very small percentage of individuals. In most cases, people are not going to have any adverse side effects at all. There will likely be no long-term side effects, other than the regret of getting a tattoo that you no longer want.
In almost ALL cases, these are conditions which can be resolved quite easily by simply seeking either medical treatment and can be avoided with proper aftercare procedures.