Tattoos have become widely democratized in recent decades. From now on, we can celebrate a relationship, a beautiful memory, a success, a trip, or enjoy art by inscribing it on our body. But is every moment of our life adapted to this act? Can we to get tattooed without danger when you are expecting a child?
Technically, it is quite possible. But not without risks. Although it is possible to get a tattoo safely during pregnancy, it is also possible to get an infection if the tattoo is not done in perfectly sterile conditions.
Of the two most serious infections that can be transmitted by a needle are theHepatitis B and theHepatitis C. These two viruses spread by blood. If infected blood is on a tattoo needle, and it is not cleaned well, the person being tattooed may be infected.
HIV, allergy and MRSA
Another infection, rare, but possible, is that of aids virus. Although no case of transmission of HIV by tattooing has been recorded, says the site Health, the risk exists. If infected, the fetus is also in danger because it can contract the virus.
The expectant mother may also develop a contact allergy with the ingredients of tattoo ink. This ink cannot reach the fetus, but it can cause an infection or allergy and unnecessarily complicate pregnancy.
Finally, the last danger: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This is a staphylococcus having developed resistance to several antibiotics. With an unsterilized needle, this bacterial infection can spread from person to person and put the health of the pregnant woman and the unborn baby at risk.
If the urge for a tattoo is stronger than anything, it is essential to choose a salon known for its hygiene. Make sure the person tattooing you sterilizes needles and its equipment, and that she wears gloves. And if the tattoo can wait until after pregnancy … you might as well take advantage of it and not run unnecessary risks.