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What health risks to your skin do you need to know before getting a tattoo?

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None, since I don't plan on ever getting a tattoo.

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Well if you end up in gaol the symbiotic of the marking it can be turn around and use against you and you can loss your life. That is pretty bad for your overall heath.

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Best to check your mental health first.

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I worked years ago in the search and rescue field then on ambulances as a paramedic in my country.

I would regularly see the mess a tattoo becomes as one gets older, fatter, thinner, as the skin's elasticity fades.

The big black blue etc...blobs looking more like bruises.

My niece is covered in tattoos many will be looked at with bewilderment by others when she gets older despite her friends and her thinking they are cool.

One day some old guy looked at her pointed to the tattoo of Alan Rickman as professor Snape from Harry Potter and asked:

"Who is that, any why?"

She told him, then realized he knew but was about to point something out!

He rolled up his sleeve and "said do you know how this is?"

All that was there was a loose skin image of some guy in a cowboy hat!

She had no idea:

And that was his point!

He said:

" that was John Wayne any idea who he was?"

Of course she didn't!

Next he said :

" does this look cool? Does it look good now?

He looked at her and said :

"Think long and hard before continuing doing this, I should have!"

His point feel on deaf ears.

But you want the see real tattoo stupidity!

Search "celebrities with tattoos of their ex"

Everything from wedding dates to their ex-wife/husband's name.

The solution cover it up with an even bigger tattoo!

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Antique: when my daughter ask me when 14 could she get a tattoo. I say yes no worries. but have some time before you are legal to get a tattoo, Now you start looking at what you want. She said but some of her 14 year old friends have tattoos. Yeah I said from where ? because I want to report the tattooist for illegal tattooing. I also know about aging and told a BS story about walking in on my granny when she was naked and she had these blotches all over her breast and I asks her are you diving from cancer but were old tats. This scare the S&^%%$ out of her and she never got a tattoo. By the way I would never allow her to get one even at the legal age of 16. Parents use your brain before reacting.

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I've never thought applying tattoo has some risks on the skin. Swelling on the skin is the only thing to be considered, if any. I'm thinking of getting tattoos in the future, so this topic is a good opportunity to search what causes the problem to the skin health.

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Recent studies have verified that many tattoo inks include contaminants that can lead to various serious health issues.

Google "tattoo ink contamination studies".

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John-San

Today 02:15 pm JST

I also know about aging and told a BS story about walking in on my granny when she was naked and she had these blotches all over her breast and I asks her are you diving from cancer but were old tats

Not BS! I worked as a paramedic, seen with my own eyes these things and not just one or 2!

You want to see a lot of these blue black messes? Head to a USA or Canadian veteran's elderly care home!

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Getting a tattoo means you are so hard , unique, a bit edgy, and totally in charge of your own destiny.

You will be envied and worshiped by the un-inked.

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Getting a tattoo means you are so hard , unique, a bit edgy, and totally in charge of your own destiny.

Are you 80 years old?

Getting a tattoo is just what the kids are doing these days. It's as normal as piercing your ears.

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Strangerland

Today 10:58 pm JST

Getting a tattoo means you are so hard , unique, a bit edgy, and totally in charge of your own destiny.

> Are you 80 years old?

> Getting a tattoo is just what the kids are doing these days. It's as normal as piercing your ears.

except, I can remove my earning at any time, the hole can easily closed up permanently to the point one could not tell it was ever there. (Note I mean standard simple pierced ear not giant stretched loop holes)

Now try that with a tattoo!

I have seen plenty of guys that once had a pierced earring top wearing it and no one ever noticed they once had one!

But I have never seen anyone with a tattoo do the same, even friends that had removal by laser and surgery where left with scars and or serious discoloration of the skin!

There is a big difference between getting your ears pierced and a tattoo!

It is like saying heroin and pot are the same thing and have the same long term consequences!

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Getting a tattoo is just what the kids are doing these days. It's as normal as piercing your ears.

To show they are edgy and cool... Except they are mostly just sheep.

Nothing against them but most are just rubbish or sad. I've seen some good ones but few and far between but after 15 years they go south.

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I can remove my earning at any time, the hole can easily closed up permanently to the point one could not tell it was ever there. (Note I mean standard simple pierced ear not giant stretched loop holes)Now try that with a tattoo!

And? What's your point?

To show they are edgy and cool

Well, cool. yes. But edgy? Tattoos are about as edgy as listening to music.

And we know the grandpas have a problem with that.

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after 15 years they go south.

So does our skin, and our bodies, and everything else. Welcome to aging.

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None, since I don't plan on ever getting a tattoo.

Cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Well, cool. yes. But edgy? Tattoos are about as edgy as listening to music.

And we know the grandpas have a problem with that.

Careful, now! I'm approaching my 70s and assume I will continue listening to music. I'm also wondering about getting a tattoo, perhaps in five years or so.

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I'm approaching my 70s and assume I will continue listening to music.

Then this is a good point of reference. Do you feel edgy? Because that's how the kids feel about tattoos - not edgy.

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Do you feel edgy? Because that's how the kids feel about tattoos - not edgy.

I can be edgy. Can't we all? But it might be better if youngsters felt a bit edgy before getting tattoos. I'm sure some will feel edgy a few years after getting them.

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I strongly urged my daughter not to get a small tat on her heel, but she did it anyway.

Now she has to cover it up whenever she visits an onsen.

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I strongly urged my daughter not to get a small tat on her heel, but she did it anyway.

Now she has to cover it up whenever she visits an onsen

I also told my kids to never get a tattoo, and why it will look crappy when they get older, but if they get a tiny one where no one can see, maybe. For the most part I find them ugly and revolting.

This really sums up the reality of getting inked, hilarious and true.

https://youtu.be/D2TatRP3lBw?si=JOMzhu5Oe4jOmrXk

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Antiquesaving:. Sorry my English ability is very bad. I told a BS story ( Me walking in on my Granny and seeing her naked and saw the blotching age tattoo and ask Granny is that cancer ) this is the BS story to my then 14 year old daughter to deter her from getting a tattoo. I am not saying BS to you. I know about aging of tattoo and how they distort with age. You are totally correct.

I am talking about strategising an answer to a child. My reply to my daughter request was Yes sure but when you are legal at 16 so she has 2 years to decided what tattoo she want. Over this waiting period was when I told her about this BS story I made up about a grandmother I never had. And it worked. She decide not to get a tattoo and it was her own decision with no pressure from her parent against her getting a Tattoo.

If you have children and they ask you something that you are against, You don,t straight up and says no. Because 99% of the time the child will do the opposite. You think about your reply. Do you understand what I am doing.

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Our group of friends got tattoos together, each chose/created our own design. The artist was great; made sure we had a personal meaning/connection with the mark. It was great fun.

The other way is to plan and get some real artwork applied. Tattoos aren't for other people they are for you imo. They aren't decorations.

I still regret not getting drunk as a youth and getting a blue flaming skull without any thought though.

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Allergies from the ink may arise months to years after. In particular, people are pretty susceptible to the chemicals in the red ink. Aside from that, if you are thinking of getting a tattoo, do your research, scope out the studio, and chat with the artist before making a decision. Proper tattoo studios are licensed, follow health and safety protocols, and will provide you with comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure your tattoo heals correctly. Some will even schedule a follow-up appointment to check how your tattoo is healing and if it needs any touch-ups.

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No real health risks if you use a trained professional. My skin is getting bad enough with normal sun damage so I will pass.

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