Tattoos on the face of it might sound interesting, look hip and even help you to make a point about your personality or self. Getting a tattoo is good or bad depends entirely on the perception of the wearer. Some may regret having it sooner or later but there are others who have taken it as a lifetime imprint on their bodies. Here are certain myths and facts about tattoos that will surely clear a lot of grey areas on this subject.
- Tattoos change form with weight gain or loss – This is too minimal to be visible unless of course the loss or gain is substantial. If the tattoo is very intricate with close lines and patterns, there is bound to be some distortion. Shrinking body mass can bring lines and forms closer together putting the tattoo out of shape when compared to the original. Similarly for weight gain – increased body mass will make the lines go further apart. Further, weight gain often leads to stretch marks on the skin. If that passes over the tattoo, the etching will be ruined.
- Contracting HIV/AIDS from tattooing – It is a complete myth. Chance of contracting HIV or AIDS is minimal and can be fully discounted if you have a tattoo created from a well established tattoo parlour. These establishments are clean and hygienic and use fresh and new needles for every tattoo. Avoid seedy parlours and shady tattoo artists and you need not bother about your safety.
- You will regret having had a tattoo when old – There are many things that you will worry about when you are 80 and rest assured a tattoo will be the least important of them. Lifestyle changes will be a part of your existence so why worry about a tattoo. Your family might also opt for alarm installation in Melbourne or wherever you might be staying to monitor your regular movements so that no harm befalls you. If you can adjust to these situations, having a tattoo should not be a problem.
- Tattoos cannot be removed; they are for life – Again a myth considering the advent of modern technologically advanced machines that make tattoo removal an easy and painless affair. True, even in the not-so-distant past, tattoo removal was extremely painful and required extensive surgical intervention and skin grafting. Now laser and IPL based machines have changed all that. In simple terms, beams of focussed light are targeted at the tattoo. These enter below the skin surface, vibrate at nanoseconds and break up the ink into tiny fragments which are then absorbed by the body’s natural processes. Depending on the colour of ink and density of the design, a few sessions are required to remove a tattoo. After some time when the skin has healed, a fresh tattoo can be done on that area. However, tattoo removal is definitely a very expensive proposition.
- Professing undying love with a tattoo – A myth of course! There are many other ways to do so which can be changed once love vanishes in the air. This is not to say that love always dies out but consider what you will have to do if such a possibility arises. Go for expensive tattoo removal procedures or try to hide it under layers of clothing? Keep options open if you fall out of love and things go sour between the two of you. Having a tattoo in his/her name is not advisable at all.
Having a tattoo done today is safe and hygienic if you get it done from a reputed tattoo parlour but be sure to check out the credentials first. This is of course true for every aspect of life. Take the example of installing a home security system in Melbourne from reputed dealers Onetec Security. Even though they are industry leaders in this field, wouldn’t you verify if their products can be trusted? Similarly, check out the tattoo parlour too and the creativity of the tattoo artist before going under the needles.