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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that the tattoo needle causes.


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Can I safely have my lids tattooed with liner?

Can I safely have my lids tattooed with liner?

Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual cities and states. Some of the risks that come with getting a tattoo are infection at the site of the tattoo, allergic reaction to the tattoo dye, the spread of disease such as HIV and hepatitis c, granulomas and keloid formation. Do not get tattoos. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that the tattoo needle causes.


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Are tattoos bad for you in anyway?

Are tattoos bad for you in anyway?

Not regulated by FDA: The pigments / inks used in tattoos are not regulated by the us food and drug administration, which makes me a bit wary, especially when you consider that, over time, some of those substances will become absorbed through the skin into your system. So i would be concerned about the potential toxicity of the substances used to create the tattoos. ...Read more

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

If a polyp can not be removed, avoid multiple biopsies, snare resection, tattoo injection into polyp. ...See more

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Are tattoos and permanent make-up safe to use?

Are tattoos and permanent make-up safe to use?

Yes, but...: Tattoos are generally safe, but some people are allergic to the elements that are in the tattoo dyes. Unfortunately, when that happens, other than injecting steroids in the affected areas, and ultimate tattoo removal, the inflammation will be chronic. Another problem is that over time, the tattoo dye migrate, so the lines becomes fuzzier. This can be problematic with tattoo brows and eyeliner... ...Read more

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How do I tell people that I removed my tattoos?

Why tell?: If they were removed and not noticeable it is your choice. If they are in process of being removed tell them that they no longer fit with who you are and prefer to not have the tattoos anymore. This is long process of 12 or more months. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Tip)

It's a myth that: tattoo parlors are completely safe nowadays. ...See more

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How deep do tattoos go into your skin?

How deep do tattoos go into your skin?

Millimeters : The pigment in the skin goes into the upper dermis , usually @ 3-5mm. ...Read more

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Once in a great while my old tattoos will begin to itch and swell. What could be the cause of this?

Once in a great while my old tattoos will begin to itch and swell. What could be the cause of this?

That sounds like an: infection, make an appointment to see dermatologist for culture and treatment ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Tip)

Hepatitis c prevention: avoid any tattoo artist or shop that advertises sales or low cost tattoos. ...See more

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How do tattoos reflect a teens mental development?

No Correlation: Tattoos have no correlation on the mental development of a teenager. ...Read more

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