The first tattoo – short guide to not infecting yourself with dangerous viruses and bacteria

Although the conditions in which tattoos are performed are much more hygienic than in the past, you must be careful to prevent infection.

We like to live free and have freedom of expression. Through words, through freedom of movement, through freedom of writing. We express ourselves through the clothes we wear, we tell our stories through the hairstyles we approach, we expose our emotions and fantasy through makeup. We store memories, emotions and express messages through our skin as well. Today it seems more common than ever to be tattooed. If a few years ago, in Romania it was not good to have tattoos or to have them in visible places, especially at work, today the situation is more relaxed.

And tattoos are seen as a form of expression and even an art form. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo, in addition to the chosen model, the artist who will execute it, the place where the tattoo will be, it is very important to think about hygiene measures. Tattooing is an invasive act and therefore if hygiene conditions are not strictly observed, there is a risk of contacting diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, AIDS, staphylococcus aureus, etc. The tattooing process is done without anesthetic – it causes light bleeding. Mild or even severe pain may also occur.

Tattoo – why it’s good not to get it on the first impulse

Psychologists also draw attention to the fact that the tattoo is not a make-up that can be removed with make-up remover before going to bed. So, it is good to be a much desired and calculated tattoo. There are obviously also solutions for tattoo removal using laser techniques. Another important aspect is related to weight variations – if you gain weight your tattoo will deform, for example.

What to pay attention to when going to the tattoo parlor

Is that salon authorized for this type of service? Are sterilized needles used that are open in front of the client? Does the tattoo artist wash his hands, does he have disposable gloves? Are the pigments, trays new? Is non-disposable equipment properly sterilized? Is the tattoo artist using proper equipment? Make sure the tattoo artist removes the needle and tubes from the sealed packaging before starting the procedure. Also, any pigments, trays or containers should be unused. Attention, non-disposable equipment is also sterilized! Observe the hygiene conditions and rules for new tattoos. Go to the doctor immediately if specific signs of infections, allergies appear.,,