If you are thinking of availing a permanent tattoo during pregnancy, then you are the right place. It could be showcase your pregnancy or to show to the outside world that you are happy before you head to a tattoo parlour. A certain degree of risk is posed to the baby before you consider yourself exposing to the tattoo machine.
Have a one on one discussion with your doctor
Most of the doctors advise pregnant women not to opt for any tattoos during pregnancy. Each woman has a different body and it is not easy to predict on how the dyes or inks is going to react on a pregnant body. The question of a developing baby comes into the picture while the use of chemicals could not pose significant harm to a mother, but for a developing baby they should. Be it any semi tattoo during pregnancy or a full one, it is better to avoid it till the pregnancy is over. Most of the times doctors ask you to wait till the pregnancy is over.
On the other hand what happens if you decide to opt for a permanent tattoo during pregnancy, and the doctor has given you a green signal, then you would obviously need to follow some suggestions.
- At no point you should go on to choose a tattoo artist who is not licensed or registered. Be aware of the fact that the tattoo artist is licensed and experienced on all counts.
- All the tattoo parlour needs to have an autoclave which is also known as a sterilizing unit. Each and everything about the place should be clean. Make it a point that you do plan a couple of unplanned visits to this place to find out everything is in order.
- If you think of being inked, it adds to the element of fun, but you would be consider a lot of small things. The artist should wear gloves during this process and use disposable needles only. The dyes or inks that are used by the tattoo artist should be packed and sealed.
What are the consequences of you deciding to opt for a permanent tattoo?
If and when you head to a tattoo parlour you would need to consider this decision carefully. The chances of having an infection in the form of HIV are common. It would not be a bad idea to wait till the baby is born. Very limited information also exists whether the ink can harm a developing baby. In the first few weeks of pregnancy you would need to be careful about small things, and this does include tattoo ink. The problem is that a lot of studies have been conducted on tattoo ink and the results have remained inconclusive till date.
To conclude, permanent tattoos are there for the entire life. It is suggested that you do wait till the pregnancy is over. The precise point of advice is why take a chance, even if your doctor gives approval.