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10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by ChimuchiYola(f): 12:08am On Jan 09, 2017
So many people have so many different reasons for having a tattoo on their body. Some for beautification, medical purpose, others for memories, while a large number of people have tattoo because it is becoming popular on social media and they would want to belong. Markings, drawings or better still, inscriptions made on the bodies for beautification, tradition or for any other reasons with ink or any coloured pigment are called Tattoos. Currently, this is definitely for me what is in vogue in our world today after social media. But the use of tattoo never started just recently or over some decades ago, it has been practiced for centuries in many cultures and spread throughout the world.

1) Getting tattooed can turn bad: Particularly red or similar colours (like purple, pink, orange etc) tend to cause more problems and damages compared to other colours. Red ink has even caused skin and flesh damages so severe that amputation of a leg or an arm has been necessary. When a tattooed area begins to cause even minor troubles, like becoming itchy or worse lumpy, then Danish experts strongly suggest removing the red parts.

2) You can get infected: This is a common occurrence especially in developing countries where the cost of obtaining quality tattooing materials is expensive. Tattoo artiste could be careless a times. Unsterilized tattooing equipments can transmit infectious diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis, infections of the skin, fungal infections, HIV, staph. The risk of infections is the reason the American Association of Blood Banks requires a one-year wait interval between getting a tattoo and donating blood. So it is extremely important to make sure that all materials used for tattooing are kept clean and sterilized always before use.

3) Having a bath or swimming is a nightmare: If you are thinking of getting a tattoo you might as well know that fresh tattoos are water resistant. In other words, avoid coming in contact with water for a week after getting a tattoo and when you take a bath it would sting and hurt badly. Therefore, the person who receives a tattoo must be sure to take good care for the tattooed area properly during the first week and after the pigments are injected.

4) Process of Tattoo removal is dangerous and risky: The expense and pain associated with removing tattoos are typically greater than the ones associated with applying them. The various processes involved in tattoo removal are widely seen by many to be dangerous especially the surgical use of tissue expanders (balloons are inserted under the skin, so that when the tattoo is cut away, scarring is minimized). Larger tattoos may require repeated surgery for complete removal. Other methods of tattoo removal include Dermabrasion, which involves abrading layers of skin with a wire brush or diamond fraise (a type of sanding disc). This method is very painful and always leaves a scar.

5) Allergic Reactions: According to medical scientist, every normal living human being is allergic to something except if not yet discovered by some persons. So that means some persons who wants to get tattooed could be allergic to some methods of Tattoo removal especially the laser treatments. There have been reports of individuals suffering allergic reactions after the use of laser treatments to remove tattoos, apparently because the laser caused allergic substances in the tattoo ink to be released directly into the body.

6) Nodule formation around tattoo areas: Particles of tattoo pigments can sometimes form granulomas when it comes in contact with the body. Granulomas are nodules that may form around materials that the body may perceive as unwanted and foreign.

7) Facing the moral society: Are you prepared to face the moral Society? People with Tattoo are seen as Outcast in the christian community. You might as well be ready to live with the stigmatization that comes when you finally get a tattoo. In this part of the world, tattoo is not well accepted especially amongst Christians and persons who have them on their bodies are brandished irresponsible and dirty. In most cases they are preached to repent and asked to accept Jesus Christ’ as their personal lord and saviour. Also WHO (World Health Organization) has said that anybody with Tattoo should not be allowed to donate blood within 12 months of getting the tattoo (But there are exceptions see (https://www.bustle.com/articles/166613-can-i-donate-blood-if-i-have-a-tattoo-it-depends-on-these-2-things), (this is why Popular Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo do not have a single tattoo on his body because he donates blood to hospitals every year)

cool Keloid formation and MRI complications: MRI means magnetic resonance imaging and is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. It could be an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. There were reported cases of people with tattoo who experience swelling or burning in the affected areas when they undergo any MRI treatment.

9) Coping with desire to remove tattoo: Due to constant change in trends and styles, the once nice-looking permanent tattoo when first injected may be later called old-fashioned and embarrassing. So, the need or desire to update your tattoo style may arise which will lead to camouflaging. Camouflaging a tattoo involves the injection of new pigments either to form a new pattern or cover a tattoo with skin-toned pigments.

10) Complication during and after removal: Removal of tattoos from the body can cause a lot of damage to the skin. Despite advances in technology, removing a tattoo is a painful process, which usually involves series of treatment and is expensive too. It should be noted that complete removal without scarring may be impossible.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by FILEBE(m): 12:17am On Jan 09, 2017
ewww! I hate tattoos mehn. I just can't seem to find a reason why one will have a tattoo. anyone with a reasonable explanation? I abstain from all forms of things that can have a permanent negative effect on my body. I like ny body just the way it is.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by talktonase(m): 12:47am On Jan 09, 2017
Why did I open this thread at this time.Now I can't sleep *long hiss *

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by eddyline(m): 12:48am On Jan 09, 2017
Is there any connection between having a tatoo and not being able to donate blood?
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by sandrahnaub(f): 12:57am On Jan 09, 2017
My dislike for tattoo knows no bounds undecided undecided

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by ChimuchiYola(f): 1:03am On Jan 09, 2017
eddyline:
Is there any connection between having a tatoo and not being able to donate blood?

Read more from here https://www.bustle.com/articles/166613-can-i-donate-blood-if-i-have-a-tattoo-it-depends-on-these-2-things
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Drienzia: 10:49am On Jan 09, 2017
OP...is it your tattoo? tongue

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by truthspeaks: 10:49am On Jan 09, 2017
Ok
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by obataokenwa(m): 10:50am On Jan 09, 2017
Cristiano RONALDO !
=>He doesn’t drink alcohol because it reminds him of the disease that killed his father.
=>He hasn’t got any tattoo’s on his skin so he is able to donate blood twice every year.
=>Comes from a poor family and lost his dad when he was just 20 years old.
=>Made big donations for Palestinian schools and gave $3m for countries in horn of Africa suffering
=>He stepped forward to cover the cost of a nine-year-old boy’s cancer treatment.‎

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Okundaye4(m): 10:55am On Jan 09, 2017
Okk,

wait

let

me

Go

and

tell

Lil wayne

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Vaxt(m): 10:55am On Jan 09, 2017
Hmmm
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by maxwelloweezy(m): 10:56am On Jan 09, 2017
Help me tell them
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by thenny312(m): 10:57am On Jan 09, 2017
A tattoo doesn't make u irresponsible
A tie doesn't make u responsible grin

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by BTT(m): 10:58am On Jan 09, 2017
Beyond the 'it is my life' cliche, please honour your body - it is the only reason you are still with us here.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by ELgordo(m): 10:59am On Jan 09, 2017
Loll
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Kaysalas(m): 11:00am On Jan 09, 2017
obataokenwa:
Cristiano RONALDO !
=>He doesn’t drink alcohol because it reminds him of the disease that killed his father.
=>He hasn’t got any tattoo’s on his skin so he is able to donate blood twice every year.
=>Comes from a poor family and lost his dad when he was just 20 years old.
=>Made big donations for Palestinian schools and gave $3m for countries in horn of Africa suffering
=>He stepped forward to cover the cost of a nine-year-old boy’s cancer treatment.‎
Waoh! never knew he is this benevolent. thumbs up to him if true.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Nobody: 11:01am On Jan 09, 2017
This is why you should go for temporary Tattoo stickers! No piercing involved. It's just a sticker and it lasts for a week. Just wash off with alcohol or baby oil. In fact, it goes off by it self on the 7th day.





Check my signature

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by lepasharon(f): 11:02am On Jan 09, 2017
I'll get a tattoo if i want. F ur religious views

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by leofab(f): 11:08am On Jan 09, 2017
Stories
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by youngsahito(m): 11:08am On Jan 09, 2017
who tatoo don help?
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by 4reala(m): 11:09am On Jan 09, 2017
Tatooing ur body can lead to skin canser. Saay no to tattoo

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by tivta(m): 11:11am On Jan 09, 2017
What am I doing with tattoos when I have scars?

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by jonbellion(m): 11:13am On Jan 09, 2017
Ok

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Ijaya123: 11:15am On Jan 09, 2017
When people ask me why I don't like tatoos, I answered by asking if they have seen a Rolls Royce with a sign writing. angry

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by PRISTINEMUSCLES: 11:16am On Jan 09, 2017
Why should a normal thinking person deliberately make permanent inscriptions on his skin? That is just sheer foolishness.
And we africans have got our kind of "tatooing" which is safe and devoid of complications, at least the northeners do it. But we always want to copy the western worlds and we always do ours to the extreme.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Nobody: 11:17am On Jan 09, 2017
Will they listen? Tattoos on the long run are a total waste. When the skin begins to sag, then you will understand better.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Ijaya123: 11:17am On Jan 09, 2017
obataokenwa:
Cristiano RONALDO !
=>He doesn’t drink alcohol because it reminds him of the disease that killed his father.
=>He hasn’t got any tattoo’s on his skin so he is able to donate blood twice every year.
=>Comes from a poor family and lost his dad when he was just 20 years old.
=>Made big donations for Palestinian schools and gave $3m for countries in horn of Africa suffering
=>He stepped forward to cover the cost of a nine-year-old boy’s cancer treatment.‎
.

Quite impressive. Little wonder I have natural preference for him that the other guy.

I no mention name o. grin

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by ebby9z(m): 11:18am On Jan 09, 2017
The title should be " The dangers associated with tattoo removal." You wrote more on the dangers of that than the dangers of getting a tattoo. Barbing is almost as dangerous when it comes to use of unsterilised equipment.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by Xcelinteriors(f): 11:21am On Jan 09, 2017
I hate tattoo like kilode. It is so disgusting, and makes one look irresponsible.

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Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by goingape: 11:24am On Jan 09, 2017
so there have now started banning people for not giving a fvck undecided
Re: 10 Health Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Tattoo (GRAPHIC PHOTOS) by swtdrms(m): 11:25am On Jan 09, 2017
obataokenwa:
Cristiano RONALDO !
=>He doesn’t drink alcohol because it reminds him of the disease that killed his father.
=>He hasn’t got any tattoo’s on his skin so he is able to donate blood twice every year.
=>Comes from a poor family and lost his dad when he was just 20 years old.
=>Made big donations for Palestinian schools and gave $3m for countries in horn of Africa suffering
=>He stepped forward to cover the cost of a nine-year-old boy’s cancer treatment.‎

despite the fact that am a messi fan, i absolutely acknowledge the fact that Ronaldo is better person. He has been a better person when it comes to humanitarian issue. Never evaded task, gives more on charity, a better leader as seen in Euro 2016 finals, morally upright compared to messi; tattoo and drinking.

Based on all this, am beginning to ditch messi to the background.

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