Can I get a tattoo if I have a boil?
i figured the infection had to be gone but i cant find out how long it takes to clear the body. until i finish the medicine course im assuming? but even then should i wait longer to be safe? tattoo is on my leg, the boil is not on my leg but i figured with staph its all on the same body, if the infection gets into my bloodstream then it'll spread to the tattoo or the artist's equipment anyway right?
Is it safe to get a tattoo if u have eczema?
It depends on the severity of the eczema. I have it pretty mild, triggered from stress or too much caffeine it seems (and I *love* coffee; so much the suck). One area that keeps getting it is my lower right back area, right where my current work is being done. It's been quiet the last few months so I'm crossing my fingers. I've heard stories of tattoos sometimes making the eczema flare. So far I'm not sure if I'm lucky or what, as it hasn't returned. The artist will have the final say, but if it's in an area you tend to get eczema there is the risk that it will flare during the healing period. Do you take anything for it? I use a topical from time to time to keep the semi-rare flareups under control. I can't use it when I'm healing though, so I kind of cross my fingers, try to keep my stress down & stick to no more than one cuppa java per day.
Can I have tattoos even if I am a keloid former?
Honestly Yes you can! Some artist will not do it for several different reasons. Yet there are several who will do it and have no problems doing so. Just call around to your local tattoo shops and ask or go in and ask them face to face. Chances are you will have no problems at all simply cause most Keloids (SP) form from deep wounds a tattoo does not go that deep. With any tattoo scarring can occur however. Good Luck!
How safe is it to get a tattoo abroad?
Depending on the country you decide to go to, there are different regulatory standards on health and sanitization. Typically you should always go to a reliable, or referred shop by either magazine, or internet. Look for their approval for sanitization as well as department of health. Make sure they use disposable needles as well...that way you know you are never getting re-used dirty needles
Can I get a tattoo while I'm sick?
You CAN, but it isn’t advisable. That said, it does depend on what you’re sick with and how sick you are. However, it also depends on how big the art is, is there a lot of shading or filling, how long will the artist be at it, and is the artist “clean”. But wait, there’s more… what’s your pain threshold, where are you getting the ink, and have you been inked before (so you have an idea of how you’ll feel afterwards)What’s the point in all this? The point is, that when you’re already “under the weather” to some degree, your body is (or should be) already fighting to stave off whatever is attacking it. You shouldn’t add extra work to your already struggling body. Best case, you hurt a little more, heal a little slower, and maybe wish you’d have waited. Worst case? Your body gives up, shuts down, and you die. Don’t believe me? It happens more often than I’d like to think, or even admit.Give your body the best chance you can to heal properly and successfully after getting a tattoo.Don’t go while sick… with anythingDon’t go in blasted. (This also causes excessive bleeding and often results in less than perfect art)Be sure to have eaten and had enough to drink throughout the day
Can you get a tattoo while on your period?
Of course you can. A lot of times you skin may be a little more sensitive during your period, but there are no extra risks added on to the general risks of getting a tattoo. As long as you are not taking blood thinning agents(certain medecines, alcohol, garlic/onions..) then you should not bleed more than usual. Mine is sporatic, and everytime I schedule an appointment, it always falls on my period, it's different times, too. It't not fun. haha
Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have Mitral Valve Prolapse?
An individual with heart valve disease (such as mitral valve prolapse) should consult their physician for prophylactic antibiotics and let the tattoo artist know of their condition beforehand. The reason for this is that bacteria could be introduced into the blood stream, travel to the heart and become endocarditis. This is an infection of the heart tissue and will make your mum very poorly. You can learn about this on any good cardiac webpage. Make sure she does go to her GP before she gets anything done. It is not worth the risk otherwise.
Is it safe to get a tattoo if you are breastfeeding?
The molecules are too large to pass into breastmilk Local and systemic infections are the most prevalent risks of tattooing. Local infections can occur when the recommended aftercare regimen is not followed. Aftercare includes keeping the tattoo clean with mild soap and water, not picking at the scabs and keeping the tattoo out of the sun. Tylenol is often prescribed for the pain, if needed. Systemic infections occur when universal precautions are not followed by the tattoo artist and can include such diseases as hepatitis, tetanus and HIV.It is very important to screen the tattooist and the shop carefully, checking with the local health department for local laws and regulations. Professional tattooists will follow universal precautions such as sterilization of the tattoo machine using an autoclave, single-use inks, ink cups, gloves and needles, bagging of equipment to avoid cross contamination, and thorough hand washing with disinfectant soap. Most tattooists will not knowingly tattoo a pregnant or breastfeeding mother. It is suggested that mothers wait at least until the child's first birthday to give their bodies a chance to recover completely from childbirth before getting a tattoo.
Can I get a tattoo when I am on antibiotics?
Don't do it! Antibiotics(we hope) are given to someone with infection. Now lets talk tattooing during infection. If infection is skin, then tattooing can spread said infection so much more quickly by inserting said pathogen into skin like a few million times. If the infection is internal and not skin, then tattooing taxes the immune system. But the immune system is already being taxed and losing due to the infection and need for antibiotics. Why overwork the body with such extra work and healing? Why not wait till body is optimal, no infections, no antibiotics as well? It is called patience. Also, some antibiotics are the cause of a tattoo to heal very hard, very difficult as the antibiotic is now interfering with the pigment. Remember, we want that color/pigment in the skin, our body sees it as a foreign object and wants to remove it. Bottom line? Wait till after infection is cleared up and then tattoo. Then 100% of the healing is directed to tattoo and not being split with infection. Same thing with pregnancy. Why would you tax a fetus with an overload of chemicals due to pain of a new tattoo, inflammation response, possibility of an infection of a voluntary precision dermal abrasion? Let the fetus have FULL VIP status in the womb without anything bothering him or her. It is a very important 9 month lease, let the little dudester or dudette be in peace and celebrate the birth with a rocking tattoo. ALWAYS PUT HORSE BEFORE THE CART. There is my short answer.