Pregnancy is a wonderful time for a woman. She experiences many beautiful changes and gains a new identity. In addition, a new life comes in and it teaches her many things that she would not have learned without it.
During pregnancy, a woman's life happens 1000's of different changes naturally.
Tattoos are something that many women turn to as a symbol of a major change in their lives.
So, yes, some pregnant women want tattoos to describe this stage of their lives. While pregnancy is a very delicate time for women and everything must be handled with care, there are many questions that arise when a pregnant woman wants to choose a tattoo.
If you are someone who is considering getting a tattoo during this time, you need to keep these things in mind.
Is it safe to get a tattoo during pregnancy?
A tattoo is like a new wound on your body. Fresh tattoos are susceptible to bacterial skin infections. Therefore, one of the things you need to know is that tattoos are more risky during pregnancy.
If you don't get it from a reputable professional tattoo studio that follows medical grade hygiene protocols, it involves the risk of many blood borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.
There is a good chance that this can also be passed on to your unborn baby. It is therefore very important to choose a reputable studio that is known for its medical-grade hygiene protocols.
You also need to check the inks/pigments used by the tattoo studio, as some inks contain harmful ingredients such as mercury or lead. These can also affect your body during pregnancy. As always, it is important to avoid products that are harmful to pregnant women.
Due to hormonal changes, your body may develop new allergies to certain ingredients. It is therefore very important to consult your doctor before applying ink.
But despite this, tattooing during pregnancy is not completely impossible. Women around the world still get tattoos during pregnancy. You can still get a tattoo during pregnancy.
At the Aliens Tattoo team, we recommend that you wait until the baby is born. However, if you do want to get a tattoo and you are very committed to this decision, we would like to give you these tips to ensure your safety.
1. Find a reputable tattoo studio
There may be some studios that may not be too concerned about the safety of their clients. So just make sure you find a reputable studio which will ensure that the best hygiene is maintained, we at Aliens Tattoo follow medical grade hygiene protocols.
2. Choose the right location
During pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes. So you must make sure that if you want to get a tattoo, you will find the safest and best location. For example, getting a tattoo on your rib cage is definitely not the best option. During this time, the body parts are most likely to change. So you need to research which body part is less likely to stretch. Then you can place the tattoo on that area. We recommend the forearm and wrist as safe locations. 3.
3. If this is your first time, avoid getting a tattoo
If you are new to tattooing, now is definitely not the time to test your body. If you have experience, you probably know how your tattoo will react. However, if you are not familiar with the tattoo experience, you are not aware of the possible dangers. That's why it's best to wait until you've had a baby. Assuming you do experience any infection, your body must also experience infection medications. You must then be aware of the side effects of these drugs. So it is best to stay away from this situation.
4. Consult your doctor
You should also decide to consult your doctor. They know more about your pregnancy and if there are any risks, they will know best. It is therefore always good to get advice from a professional. Perhaps they can also provide you with more precautions depending on your situation. This way, you will be more certain and safe.
5. Check the ink composition
Research which ingredients in your tattoo ink can be harmful to your body. Make sure you know what ingredients can go into your tattoo. When you go to your appointment, show your artist the ink they will be using. Remember, a good tattoo studio will always be transparent with their clients. If they are not, there is a red flag that you don't want to ignore.
6. Do a hygiene check
To avoid any possible infections, make sure the tattoo studio you go to follows the best hygiene procedures. Check their tattooing procedures. Make sure the tattoo artist uses new or replacement gloves when needed. When using any needles, make sure they are new and open in front of you.