A recent Pew Study found 39% of all millennials have at least one tattoo… many have multiple tattoos. Yet for every trend, there is a counter-trend. A report done by Patient’s Guide in the United States suggested there was a 32% rise in tattoo removal in 2012 alone.
Getting a tattoo should require a lot of consideration. After all, a tattoo is forever.
But doctors say there may be something else to think about besides the design you want etched onto your body for the rest of your life. Researchers at the NYU Medical Center say as many as 6% of New Yorkers who get tattoos end up with some form of tattoo-related rash.
When these rashes appeared, researchers said the severe itching or swelling could last longer than four months and, in some cases, for many years.
Top 5 Things to Know if You’re Getting a Tattoo (and there is any chance you will want it gone)
- Red ink is next to impossible to remove, avoid it if you can (black is one of the easiest to remove).
- The more concentrated the ink, the harder it is to remove. Some tattoo artists will go over the same spot to make it appear darker. Be aware of this.
- Avoid getting inked near sensitive bone areas, such as your feet, because the pain of having it removed might not be worth it.
- Tattoos that are closer to your lymph nodes will be easier to remove because it is your lymphatic system that will carry the ink away.
- Laser clinics will use a Fitzpatrick scale that will help rate your skin from pale to dark to determine if you are suitable for removal (dark skin is hard to treat).
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