Notes on the use of tattoos

- May 02, 2018-

First of all, body painting pigment composition is very complicated, and thus do not have affinities of its people's skin, and skin contact stimulus of pigment dye will derive a toxicity and immune allergic reaction, namely, allergic contact dermatitis. In the tattoo pigment color paste used at most is red dye, containing cinnabar mercury, while the yellow dye containing cadmium, black dye containing carbon or more iron oxide, etc., these substances can make skin produce allergic reaction and redness itching. However, the allergic reaction depends on the person's constitution, some people put on the tattoo color stick safe and unharmed, some people can cause the dermatitis because of the skin allergy.

In addition, tattoo color paste is located in the body's exposed areas, otherwise it will be like the night of the golden clothes. But under the scorching sun, tattoos can absorb uv rays like a condenser and burn the skin, which many people don't expect. Most of the young boys and girls are painted on the front of the chest, arms, wrists, navel, and so on, which are easy to get sunburn. And in the sunlight, the color of color paste pattern is more bright-coloured, thicker, the more can make local skin absorb more ultraviolet radiation, the burn of skin also is worse. In addition to the red, burning and tingling of the color paste, the surrounding skin will also be deepened and accompanied by peeling. Scratching and scratching can also lead to infection, leading to skin scab and scarring. If this phenomenon occurs, the skin is red and swollen is more serious, should hasten to use the gauze of 6 or 7 thick gauze to dip 3% of boric acid water wet apply, not too serious also apply the calamine lotion to apply.

Suggest that people with allergies to tread carefully, even if no allergic constitution of the people, under the special environment such as when the sun is too strong, also should be wary of tattoo color cause sunburn, not just for the sake of blindly cool in distress situation.

According to media reports, tattoo stickers have been found in Taiwan where plasticizers have exceeded the standard. Tattoos as a convenience to stick on the skin, most contain plastic agent to the viscosity, but excessive plasticizer will have harm to the user's skin, especially the kid's skin, and even cancer.

Expert proposal, try not to let the child to use this kind of sticker, if you want to use, time cannot too long, and should be thoroughly clean immediately after use, can use a small amount of alcohol or oil applied in body, back and forth a few seconds later with a soft cloth dipped in water to wipe, reoccupy clear water to wash. At the same time, people try to choose normal manufacturer production of stickers, also avoid for use by children under 3 years old after use in case of irritation, allergic phenomenon, should be quickly removed, severe cases should be to a dermatologist for medical treatment.