Types of conditions that must consult before getting a tattoo

Getting a tattoo should not lead to any risk. Except have a possible slow healing or mild infection risks are very unusual if the proper precautions are taken before and after the tattoo done.

I will detail some infections that require authorization or medical consultation before putting in the hands of your tattooist, and others where it is not advisable to perform them.

Keep them in mind for an experience like a tattoo does not become a nightmare or a bad shot.

Conditions that require medical consultation before making a tattoo

– Diabetes



HIV -Bearers

– Hepatitis B and C


Conditions in which it is recommended not tattooing

If the person is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

-After Surgery

-Infections Produced by bacteria, fungi or viruses

Scars altered


-Skin cancer


-Angiomas thickened

ie, low immune

Ulcers located




With respect to moles, this is due to have a tattoo on a place you can make detect the development of a particularly difficult skin cancer is.

In a report published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, researchers from Germany advised the following

In general, tattoos should never be placed on pigmented lesions. Doing so they should never be treated with lasers.

Another thing you should know is that the very freckled skin often have allergic reactions as redness and as in moles, can hide a malignant mole if ink is injected.

Common reactions in tattoos

– A pigments in tattoo inks

Pigments inks are those that produce more causes of allergic reactions. Some occur immediately, but others take time to develop and become chronic. These reactions produce eczemas or granulomas.

Eczema are red located on the tattoo area and nearby that can get to spread, and have a scaly skin itchy and many discomforts.

Of course they have based cure antihistamines or topical ointments asteroids (when swelling appears), which must be prescribed and monitored by a dermatologist.

The granulomas are common to a specific ink allergic reactions and contain some chemicals that the body does not support that person. They are difficult to treat and often cause redness, swelling and bumps on the skin.

L I keloids I have spoken in other articles. It is a skin reaction that occurs in the healing of a tattoo or a piercing. They have treatment and it is advisable not tattooed on them, although there are people who do not introduce trying to cover them ink on them, so they are camouflaged if not very large.

– Photosensitivity reactions

They are further reactions to tattoo and produced when sunlight strikes the area. Swelling appears as if the tattoo was done in 3D and lines swell like scars. They may form blisters and redness.

– Phototoxic reactions

The phototoxic reaction occurs by mixing the ink in contact with the sun. It is very annoying and shown with burns similar to when much sunbathed.

You must never forget that tattoos are made by injecting ink into skin layers, so it is a foreign element that the body can absorb good or bad, depending on each individual.

There are inks and organic pigments bearing that can be replaced by other chemicals that have more components in order to avoid sensitivities or reactions as you I named. However, there are hypoallergenic inks to date.

Important note: If you are also pregnant, read the article about Tattoos and Pregnancy for you to consider potential risks and care.