First of all, I would like to congratulate you for being pregnant. Let me tell you that there are a number of women out there who are having problem conceiving a baby. They already consulted the expert and tried all sorts of herbs but they still find it difficult and still looking for was on how to get pregnant fast.
Now you are asking, ‘Can you get a tattoo while pregnant?’ We can answer that in details in the rest of this post, but first.
Why Would You Want a Tattoo?
That is actually the first question that comes to mind, why would you want a tattoo and honestly I could not find many reason why except for one – you want to remember this special time in your life.
Is It Safe to Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?
Although there are many precautionary things you have to know and prepare so that the process will be safe, there are still a chance that you or your baby inside you will contract infections.
More about that, but first, here are some of the things you may want to know before proceeding in getting that tattoo:
- The tattoo practitioner must be legitimate and registered. Some State really requires a type of certification in order to operate a tattoo parlor.
- Make sure that the practitioner wears gloves when during the whole procedure.
- All the tools and equipment used in tattooing a pregnant individual are clean and sterilized.
- The area – floor, surfaces, the whole room – are squeaky clean
- Needs used are clean, new and disposable. That is, used only once.
- The dyes or ink used for the tattoo are also sterile packed and unopened
- Know the schedule of the practitioner and make sure that he is contactable if there are any emergency
Can you get a tattoo while pregnant?
With all those reminders listed above for safety, are you confident now to take a tattoo while you are pregnant? Personally, I will not. The decision is still in you. Although there is a slim chance that you get infections (since a tattoo is an open wound), the same to happen to your unborn child is higher.
Hepatitis B and HIV are the most common infection that an individual can get in having a tattoo. With that I recommend that you wait until the baby is born before you get a tattoo. Or better yet, if you plan on breast feeding your child, to postpone having your skin art after you stopped breast feeding him. This is to be certain that the baby will be healthy and will not get the infection.
Interested for an Alternative?
If you do decide to hold getting the tattoo, there is always Henna tattoo if you really want to have some kind of remembrance during your pregnancy. You can then have the real thing after you give birth of done with the breastfeeding stage.
Is henna tattoo safe? I can also confidently say that henna tattoo is safe since it will not penetrate the skin and nothing will be going into your blood stream. These have been applied for thousands of years and more popular in ancient Egypt, India and more in the Middle East Areas.
They design their pregnant belly with henna and believes that it is for good luck. They usually apply henna tattoo during their third trimester. Legends say henna will bring safety in childbirth and a happy baby.