Dangers and benefits of decorating the body with tattoos
Tattooing is body decoration, i.e. “art that goes under the skin”. Tattooing has been fashionable for years and always has supporters, especially among the younger population. Tattooing is widespread among celebrities, models, athletes, musicians and actors who do not hide their tattooed images and decorations. The motifs in the pictures are different. They can be tribal or tribal ornaments, Indians, Vikings, Chinese characters, wolves, lions, tigers, characters from epic fantasy, faces, initials, dates and the like. Each drawing, as well as amulets, has a certain symbolism. Tattoo parlors are visited by people of all generations who love body painting.
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Since ancient times, the need for self-marking and the desire to be different from others has been fueled
Among many peoples, tattooing was a divine sign and a symbol of connection with the world of the gods. There was a belief that people who don’t have their ears pierced in this world will not get anything to drink in the “other world”, and those who don’t have the sign of the tetrahedron won’t get anything to eat.
The desire for body painting is so strong for some that warnings about possible consequences are not helpful. The Muslim holy book “Qur’an” forbade tattooing precisely because of the warning. Nevertheless, many Muslims, for example, marked the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, or the holy Mecca, with a drawing engraved on the skin. If the word of God is ignored in front of beautiful arabesques, then respect for parents and elderly people, doctors and teachers/professors cannot be expected. Many young people embrace this form of self-expression with incredible delight. This is visible in all tattoo and piercing salons. Body painting and piercings usually go together just like coffee and cigarettes.
These decorations are performed by inserting a needle into the skin. It is necessary to constantly warn that this way of painting the body in non-sterile conditions can cause serious negative consequences and infections (for example, hepatitis B and C, HIV, tetanus) and cause poisoning, allergies and toxic shock.
Every piercing and tattoo business should have proper papers and documentation. Body painting should be done by people who have the necessary knowledge about sterilization and the appropriate equipment for work. Persons who are not of legal age should not visit these salons without parental approval. It should be remembered that any cutting into the skin is dangerous if basic sterilization measures have not been taken – dermatologists and medical experts from the Institute for Venereal Diseases and Skin Diseases agree. Salons with cleanliness should have the appearance of a medical office. All items that come into contact with the skin should be guaranteed sterile, and needles and gloves should be thrown away after one use. Under these conditions, various infections and skin diseases can be avoided.
Drawings are constantly changing in accordance with fashion trends. This is exactly why every person should think carefully before deciding to outline the body with a tattoo. Maybe stickers are a better solution. Many people opt for the sticker because it looks like the original picture. The selection of drawings is large. Caution is required if using henna, which can cause allergies.
Removal of tattooed images and decorations from the body
- Tattooed images are permanent, although these decorations do not have to mark a person for the rest of his life. There are several ways if a person still wants to get rid of tattoo decorations.
- These decorations are usually the easiest to remove if they are professionally made, that is, when the color is evenly injected by machine to a certain depth.
- The doctor can precisely measure the depth of the skin where the drawing should be removed so that the tattoo disappears from the body. The pigment in the skin is unevenly distributed and erasing the pigment is difficult if the tattoo is done by an amateur.
- A tattoo that is not done deep under the skin is removed by dermabrasion (or by scraping the subcutaneous tissue).
- Plastic surgery is the solution if the engraved image is deep. The scar is inevitable but almost invisible after this intervention. A special laser that “crumbles” the pigment is best for removing decorations. The organism gradually expels the color particles after the laser treatment. The laser is adjusted according to the colors of the treatment because all colors are not lost at the same time. Green, turquoise and yellow are the most difficult to remove. Success also depends on the thickness of the skin.
- The skin is thin on the joints of the feet and the inside of the hand. There is a possibility that dark (brown) spots may remain in these places. Black and thick paint is especially difficult to remove. In this case, 5 to 10 laser treatments are needed for the black color to disappear.
- Tattoo removal is performed under local anesthesia. Laser in hands of a good specialist does not cause burns on the skin or other consequences – say dermatologists.
- The skin should be lubricated for several days with a good moisturizing cream after removing the tattoo.
- This technique can also be used to remove permanent makeup around the lips. The color is difficult to remove around the eyes and eyelids because the eyes are sensitive and should have excellent protection from laser light.
- Short-term hiding of tattoos (drawings) is achieved with 2 colors of liquid powder (one is light and the other color is darker). The drawing is coated with a light powder color. Dry the drawing. Dust with loose powder. Then cover the drawing with skin-colored powder. Dry with loose powder.