Thursday, 31 October 2013

Body art can be hazardous!

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Hi my honey bunny cutie readers! 

Actually, I'm feeling really unpleasant to talk about this topic, however, I think everyone should know all the facts of body art, especially on how they can affect your life.

Personally, I'm a girl who is practicing a body art as well (I'm not wearing a tattoos btw, I just have my body pierced) I hate to talk about this too..ahaha, but just consider it as a reminder for all of use who is practicing this body art.

I do had my ears pierced, I have 4 on my right ear and 3 on my left ear, and I do ever tried a tongue piercing but I already removed it due to the severe swelling and now the punctured site was healed. See? Now that's why I want all of you get ready to know the facts of body art. It can be seen as a style and fashion of today's lifestyle, however sometimes can be hazardous. Keep that in your mind my cuties.

I also ever wished to have my navel pierced, but I still haven't any time to go for it. I never think that piercing is too painful, maybe others will but not me. However I will never try tattooing, ever. Body piercing is still acceptable for me btw.

To be honest, I never have any problem with my piercing so far, no infection at all. However we still should look down to this practices seriously, as many people already experienced many infection from it.

Read this before you head out to get a tattoo or body piercing just to look 'cool'

Although getting a tattoo or body piercing can be painful, these forms of body art have become increasingly popular, especially among adolescents, young adults and celebrities.

Tattoo come in all shapes, designs and colours, and can be done on just anywhere on the body - the chest, arms, belly, buttocks, ankles, etc. On the other hand, body piercings accessorised with dangling jewellery are more commonly seen on the nose, eyebrow, jaw, lips, upper ear, arm, leg or belly button.

Sporting body art suggests a variety of things, from personal insecurity to the desire to be noticed, to wanting to 'belong', to being seen as adventurous, 'fashionable' or simply different. Some wear body art as an artwork or in defiance of authority, parental or otherwise. For others, it imparts a sense of power, like looking more 'macho' for men or feeling sexier for women.

Whatever your reason, know the health risks associated with permanent tattooing or body piercing are real and significant, especially if it's done under unsanitary conditions.

How prevalent is body art?

A survey in a US university involving 454 students (236 females and 218 males), or 14% of the total enrolment, revealed that 23% of those surveyed had 1-3 tattoos.
Among women, the most popular tattoo sites were the back and arms, and among men, the hands. About 51% of those surveyed had a least one body piercing. About 90% of the men had their ears pierced, while the women who had pierced navels comprised 54%, pierced ears 49% and pierced tongues 27%. Some members of both sexes had pierced nipples, eyebrows and genitalia.

What complications can arise from body art?

Allergic reaction. In people who are sensitive to the tattoo dye, an allergic reaction can occur after they are exposed to the sun, leading to severe itching, redness and swelling.

Keloids and scars. Your body may develop areas of raised, excessive scarring if you are keloid-prone.

Infection. Minor or severe infection may ensue - Including necrotising fasciitis, a painful, flesh-destroying condition - if the needles and instruments used are not medically sterile.

Hepatitis B and C and HIV. If the instruments are contaminated with the blood of an infected person, they can transmit serious blood-related illness, eg, hepatitis, tetanus, and even HIV.

How is an infected pierced body part treated?

Infection of the affected body part is managed by removing the foreign irritant, eg, jewellery, from the pierced area. Washing the part well with water and perhaps, disinfectant and applying antibiotic ointment to the puncture site. For severe infection, wound debridement removal of the rotting tissue - and oral or intravenous antibiotics may be needed.

How is an infected tattoo treated?

Completely removing the tattoo dye pigments is the treatment of choice, either by surgical excision of the infected area or subjecting it to carbon dioxide laser for skin resurfacing.

Are 'stick-on' tattoos safer?

Most definitely. Stick-on tattoos are works of art in themselves. They are colourful, beautifully designed and fairly inexpensive. For those who want to wear tattoos for special occasions because of peer pressure or simply to impress someone, stick-on body art is a safer and healthier choice. Besides, you can wash and peel it off any time you wish.

Are you still wish to go for body art? Its depends on you and the consequences is beyond our expectation actually, however do be cautious with those possibility, just to ensure that you will never regret it later on. 

Have a nice day btw!
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Much love from me,
Zai Jian! ❤ ^^

-Jia Jia-

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