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4 Things That Might Happen To You If You Get A Tattoo.

Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular these days. They are appealing for their customized art, which can reflect your personality or even honor an important person in your life. A recent study shows that over forty percent of young adults now has one or more tattoos in their bodies.

But have you thought about some of the consequences of getting these tattoos? In this article, I'll be talking about some of the things that might happen to your body if you get a tattoo. See them below;

1. Inability to see skin cancer symptoms. 

Due to the fact that tattoos are glued to the skin, it might hide signs and symptoms of diseases like skin cancer. This is one of the biggest risk of getting a tattoo. Skin cancer usually comes with a lot of early signs and symptoms to serve as warning before it hits the final stages.

Some of the symptoms includes redness of the skin, red patches, the telling moles and others. Tattoos could conceal all these from you and others. They can easily go undetected. 

2. Blood-born illness. 

Using public tattoo needles also increases your risk of getting infected by blood borne illnesses such as HIV, hepatitis C, and Staphylococcus aureus. Most tattoo artist do not make use of properly sterilized needles while making their craft and that's bad. 

3. Keloid scarring. 

While tattooing is an art, the actual process is technically one that causes injury to your skin. Tattoos have the potential to cause a terrible scar in the body. This is especially true if your tattoo doesn’t heal properly, or if you have an infection or allergic reaction to it. Eventually, you can also develop keloid scars. These consist of raised bumps that contain old scar tissue. They can be very irritating and painful. 

4. Skin infections and conditions. 

Another good reason why you need to avoid getting tattoos is an increased risk of getting numerous skin diseases such as pimples, rashes, skin redness and others. People who have tattoos on the skin have a higher chances of skin issues. Some of the other side effects of tattoos on the skin include swelling and itchiness.

Source: Healthline.

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