How to reduce the risks of complications and dissatisfaction
We are not advising against getting a tattoo. You just need to follow certain important advice:
- Let it be a well-informed decision. Tattoos are permanent!
- Reflect well on the design and the body part on which you want your tattoo.
- Have your tattoo and piercing done under hygienic conditions with sterile materials at a registered body art establishment by a licensed tattooist / piercer.
- Inform the body art professional (tattooist/piercer) about your health situation (pregnancy, hemofilia, hepatitis, allergies etc).
- Never put a tattoo over a mole!
- Ask for a document stating used materials.
- Tattoos can interfere with MRI examination, inform the radiologist so that appropriate measures can be taken.
- Tattoo/PMU ink identification can be found on the label of the ink bottle. This can help to trace contaminated ink bottles and to identify the ingredients.
- Piercings material should respect the Eu Nickel restriction by REACH. Cheap metal jewellery is often unreliable.
- Consult a doctor when a side effect occurs!
- Tattoo removal should be carried out only by a trained physician!