New York, Sep 19: While going for tattoos and body piercings carefully weigh the consequences and potential risks associated with it, suggests a clinical report by the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP).
“In most cases, teens just enjoy the look of the tattoo or piercing, but we do advise them to talk any decision over with their parents or another adult first,” said David Levine, co-author and professor at Morehouse School of Medicine in Georgia, US.
“They may not realise how expensive it is to remove a tattoo, or how a piercing on your tongue might result in a chipped tooth,” Levine added.
The individual should keep in mind the job restrictions after he get tattoo as well as suffering infections.
One should confirm that the salon is sterile, clean and reputable.
Tattoo parlour Must be regulated by the government and provide clients full information about the afterwards care of tattoo or piercing, the researchers emphasised.
“Reputable tattoo parlours and piercing salons should provide a long list of dos and don’ts on how to care for the area that was worked on, and what signs might indicate a problem,” said lead author Cora C. Breuner, chair of the AAP Committee on Adolescence.
“These services have come a long way, safety-wise, but it’s best to proceed with caution,” Breuner noted.
Tattoo should not compromise the immunity while on medication, the report said.