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Summary of an MSN story….
I’d love to tell you to jump right in if you’re ready for your first tattoo, but if you are currently job hunting, take a serious pause. Research shows that having visible tattoos makes is harder to get hired. “Visible tattoos” refers to tattoos on the face, neck, forearms, hands, and lower legs.
A negative bias against tattoos seems to affect every business sector. Restaurant managers prefer hiring servers without visible tattoos while sales managers worry that hiring sales people with tattoos will affect sales.
A bad tattoo artist could leave you with a sloppy tattoo at best, serious infection at worst. “It leaves people exposed to contracting HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C,” Heath Technician Matt Kachel explained to Baraboo. “These are diseases a person may contract and not know about it for a long time. It can lead to outbreaks, and that’s not something that we’d like to see.” Don’t worry about asking too many questions. Do your homework so you can feel good about this experience.
“As more people continue to get tattoos, the more people are having tattoos removed,” Dr. Geronemus explained. “With recent advancements in skin care technology such as PicoSure, tattoo removal has become significantly easier. For example, in the past the colors blue and green have been problematic in removing from the skin. However, today these colors have become the easiest to remove.”
A study in Managing Service Quality found that if you have any visible tattoos, you’re probably going to be judged for them at some point or another. Participants in the study were asked to look at pictures of people with and without tattoos, then make assumptions about them. Study participants believed the tattoos were unprofessional. Older participants even went so far as to say that the tattooed workers seemed less intelligent and less honest than the non-tattooed workers.
According to a recent study, having a tattoo affects the way your body sweats. That ink on your skin can actually block sweat, so choose where to place it very wisely. Our bodies need to sweat to avoid overheating, so it’s especially important to never block your sweat glands with a tattoo. “We also found the sodium in sweat was more concentrated when released from tattooed skin,”
If you have had skin cancer or if there is a strong history in your family, keep walking the next time you pass a tattoo parlor. While there is not a direct link between tattoos and skin cancer, there is enough concerning information about a possible connection to make you think twice. “The process of tattooing involves the integration of metallic salts and organic dyes into the dermal layer of the skin,” Plastic Surgeon Cormac Joyce told Time. Breaking into the skin and causing this inflammation could lead to “malignant transformation.” Dr. Joyce believes that while tattoos do not cause skin cancer, they could put those already at risk in grave danger.
“Patients run the risk for an immediate or delayed infection, poor healing, poor scarring, localized or systemic reaction to the ink/dye, and there have also been reported cases of infectious disease transmission from dirty needles and instruments. While some of these risks can be treated with antibiotics, many of these risks pose long-term consequences.”
When Kaley Cuoco and now ex-husband Ryan Sweeting met, they married within a year and celebrated that date with a tattoo. Unfortunately, the marriage ended almost as quickly as it started, and Cuoco was stuck with the tattoo on her upper back. She shared her journey of covering it with her fans on Instagram. Rather than remove the wedding date tattoo, Cuoco chose to cover it with an insect, writing, “the deep, meaningful, larger than life meaning behind this beautiful piece of ink, is….. It covered the last one.”