Tattoos and body piercing techniques and recommendations

For some people, tattooing is signs of distinction, of marginality or group membership while for others, simply an action for beautification. Beyond the various interpretations, the fashion of decorating the body with tattoos and earrings can bring both physical and social complications. But if you are of those who wish to go through the experience, it is best to know the risks and consequences of the practice of body piercing, and the precautions to take.

Tattoos and body piercing: body language

The trend gained hundreds of followers among adolescents and young Latinos during the last five years, not only in the United States and Europe, but also this trend is popular in most countries, with corresponding health regulations. Furthermore, in any part of the world body piercing or injecting dye into the skin involves a self-harm to the body, which can bring from simple transient reactions to serious complications or permanent consequences.

The tattooing is the application of a substance intradermally pigment, vegetable or mineral origin. If it is done by qualified professionals then there occur no major risks. There are hundreds of thousands of people with tattoos and complications are low prevalence. The amateur tattoo occurs frequently in prisons, and can be done with any sharp object and ink. It is more rustic, and presents more health risks.

Unlike the small specialist decorative tattoo that covered much of the body, which considered as a sign of personality disorder.

An indelible

Experience shows that with the same desperation that a teenager wants a tattoo on the body sooner or later want to get it. Either because the mature person realizes that you are not comfortable with the brand or because it brings problems in its employment and social inclusion. But backing up is not so easy.

Many people come to the hospital to remove the tattoo because it fails to work because of this. To get a tattoo, using several methods, all depends on where you are and the body surface involved. If small and linear, such as a name, it is a simple skin resection and suture, then the tattoo is replaced by a small linear scar. But when they are very large, covering chest, back, arms or legs, to do a resection with knife and then put a skin graft from the patient, obtained from another part of your body. Actually, it is a patch involving any risk of surgery.

The application of laser is another alternative to conceal tattoos. Produces a burn of the ink, but leaving the path of the drawing. The method is expensive and does not guarantee a hundred percent effective solution.

Hazardous Ornaments

Nose, ear, eyebrow, nipples, genitals, mouth, arms, belly, any body part can be drilled and pierced with a ring of various sizes and materials.

The most common allergies are caused by the placement of jewelry made with metals that cause contact dermatitis in some people. Typically the allergy is presented as an injury crusty and itchy.

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When no sterile techniques are used, may introduce bacteria and virus in the bloodstream, including hepatitis B virus, which can cause chronic hepatitis and liver cancer, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In people born with heart valve defects can generate a potentially fatal heart infection called bacterial endocarditis. The areas of mucosa (mouth, nose, tongue and genitals) are more sensitive to infection permanent.


There are parts of the body such as the tongue, navel, nipples, lips, genitals, which are more vulnerable to tearing either by rubbing or because the ornament can easily get caught on clothing. The tongue piercing can result in permanent loss of sensation, difficulty speaking, loss of the ability to capture the flavor and problems breathing, if the swelling is severe.

Hypertrophic Scars

Also called keloids. Some people are very unsightly and require surgery. Recommendations to prevent complications specialists have applied a tetanus shot.

Not be pursuing any disease or infection at the time of tattooing or body piercing done. The fact of suffering either a cold or a toothache, implies that the person has a weakened immune system. Any foreign element that joins the body magnifies the immune depression.

Procedure on healthy skin.

  • No burns, allergic reactions, or chronic skin diseases.
  • Not have significant allergic history.
  • For check tattoo vegetable dyes are used.
  • If it comes to placing a ring, preferably be gold, silver or surgical steel. Learn more about the professional suitability and aseptically cabinet.
  • Check if you wear gloves, disposable material and if you have oven sterilization. Eventually you can take the needles.
  • Request an invoice for payment of the service.

Make good hygiene prior to the treatment area. Wash with soap and water and an antiseptic. Then tattoo or piercing make cures until the inflammatory process yield normal skin. Apply an antiseptic cream or liquid for at least 48 hours. Do not expose to the sun the first few days.

Check the area and resort doctor immediately when symptoms such as fever, redness and / or swelling of the lymph vessels surrounding pain or discomfort.

In the case of body piercing body parts avoid more sensitive, already mentioned. If you are tattooed chest, shoulders or shoulder blades, remember that these body areas usually heal poorly (with keloids), in case you want to remove the tattoo. The face and back of hands are two body parts that they should not get tattooed or pierced, experts emphasize. Both its physical and social consequences, many people soon regrets if any damaged.