Tattoos. These are increasingly popular in today’s society and seems just a common stuff to everyone. Most teenagers, adults, men and women have this but does everyone really think of it before getting one? Do you even think first of why you want to have it, what will it cause you or will it bring any harm in the future?
In the ancient time, tattooing was set among the native groups of the Philippines especially among the Bontoc, Igorot, Kalinga, and Ifugao peoples, which sometimes tattooing was a sign of rank and power in said communities. So what is a tattoo? A tattoo is a puncture wound, made deep in your skin, that's filled with ink. It's made by penetrating your skin with a needle and injecting ink into the area. Meanwhile, in various places across the globe including the Philippines, the presence of a tattoo in one's body can be a hindrance for getting job because the stereotype of tattooed men are men who had been jailed.
Not only permanent tattoos have negative effects when it comes to public acceptance, but many hidden health risks lie within permanent tattoos. Major health problems have resulted from permanent tattoos. This can be caused by dirty needles and equipment. Unsterile tattooing equipment and needles can transmit infectious diseases, such as hepatitis, severe skin irritation or even HIV/AIDS. Although rare, allergic reactions may be acquired from certain types of ink used for tattoos. Hence, People might have even gained an allergic reaction to a tattoo they may have had for years. So I repeat, when getting a permanent tattoo you are risking your health .According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, getting a tattoo at an unapproved facility in your place will result in the inability to donate blood or plasma for twelve months. Because your blood might have been infected by diseases.
Another reason for concern is the removal process. Whether it had been planned on or not, many people will eventually want to remove their tattoo for whatever reason. Despite advances in laser technology, removing a tattoo is a terribly painful process which involves using a laser to essentially burn the ink out of the skin and this process needs a lot of money.Another fact that should be taken into consideration involving permanent tattoos is the fact that, over the years, tattoos will fade and become blurry depending on how well of a job the artist does. If the artist inserts the ink too deeply into the skin, it could result in fading or blurriness of the image. This is a common sight among the use of poor quality ink. One of the main factors that will cause a tattoo to fade is exposure to sunlight. Over time, the sun will lessen the quality of a tattoo.
If you want to express yourself, you can try safer things that there are much cheaper and absolutely painless; these are temporary tattoos. Temporary tattooing is considered safer compared to permanent tattoo. It do not have a lasting effect on the skin because the dyes used are just stuck on the skin. And that’s why it becomes a painless exercise. One example of tempporary tattoos is Henna tattoos. Henna tattoos can last days to over a month. Also, body painting is a kind of temporary tattoo, it is painted onto the human skin and done with natural pigments that’s why it is also safe.What are the advantages of temporary tattooing? Firstly, it is absolutely painless even though the airbrush instrument looks like a real tattoo gun.Temporary tattooing is also comparatively much safer, as the colors are painted on the skin and not under it. This means that you won’t get blood coming out from your skin. Lastly, most temporary tattoos will stay on for weeks or so and gradually fade away but you can still remove the temporary tattoos.In the end with the popularity of permanent tattoos, it is important for everyone to understand health risks of it and the negative consequences regarding views of the society and their options for tattoo removal.
TATTOOS: EASY TO GET,EASIER TO REGRET Prepared by Aries Dejan