Consequences of bad tattoos are REAL
I don’t have any fancy pictures to go with this, but I felt like I needed to share. I work in a hospital in an intensive care unit. The other day I had a patient, young 18 year old kid who came in with a serious heart infection, blood and lung infection; the type of…
The tattoo of a car crash on my left arm got extremely infected, a lot of the ink came out, and it turned green. I was in the hospital for a week, even had to quit my job. Plastic surgeons had to come talk to me because they didn’t know if I was gonna be able to keep my arm or not. Luckily with a lot of IV antibiotics oral antibiotics and pain killers I came out ok. I still suffer after effects though. If you look at my arm now it is covered with bumps and scratch marks because it is constantly itchy and my once soft skin is forever ruined. My tattoo though, was done in a shop, my problem was a dirty needle. After finding this out I had to get extensive blood tests done for over a year and cried constantly not knowing if I may have had contracted a disease. KNOW YOUR SHOP. KNOW YOUR ARTIST. ASK TO SEE THEM CLEAN THEIR TOOLS/OPEN A NEW NEEDLE. IF THEY TELL YOU NO, THEN GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE.
I can’t read the whole thing because base internet is lame but I’m rebloging anyway because it’s important. I had to prevent my younger sister from going to a shop that I could tell was dirty just from looking at the online photos. Visit the shop you’re planning on going to. Talk to the artist. They should be opening everything in front of you so you know it’s sterile.