The effects of tattoos on the development of the fetus during pregnancy are not well known, we tell you everything you need to take into account.
Currently tattoos are increasingly accepted in society, so it is not surprising that many people, regardless of their economic level or profession, have one of these drawings tattooed on their skin.
However, many things are still unknown about this way of permanently painting the body and there are specific stages of our life, such as pregnancy, during which our body is considered as something more than an envelope, since it helps to house a new life.
During the first months of pregnancy, you may still feel agile and it does not prevent you from wanting to continue with your life with total normality or it may be that, being the pregnancy more advanced, you want to continue doing those things that you like so much. A special moment or an idea that you have had in your head for a long time can be captured in the form of a tattoo on your body, but you wonder if during pregnancy is the right time to do it and what reaction your body may have.
In PregDream we tell you if you can get a tattoo while pregnant , so that you can know the pros and cons of this technique and choose the ideal moment according to your convenience.
WHAT ABOUT TATTOOS YOU ALREADY HAD BEFORE PREGNANCY?
If the tattoos are in the area of the abdomen, belly, chest, hips or thighs, they will probably undergo changes and reaction during pregnancy. This will be normal, since the woman’s body adapts to the growth of the baby and prepares the hips and breasts for its birth and for its subsequent feeding.
It will be normal then that the tattoos located in these areas of your body have a reaction, widen or stretch , as will the areas of your skin that are not tattooed. The rest of the tattoos that you have on your body do not have to be affected during pregnancy , unless you gain a lot of weight in general, but that could also happen to you without being pregnant.
Once you have given birth, little by little, you will recover your previous silhouette , but like non-tattooed skin, you will see that it may remain striated or the tattoo will not return to its original shape due to the effort made by your skin and your body. to house the baby and give him the best of your nature.
If you were not diagnosed with any sexually transmitted disease during pregnancy, tattoos do not have to affect the health of your baby. During the months of gestation, mothers are tested for Hepatitis or AIDS to rule out possible sexually transmitted diseases, but also because of tattoos, since they are carried out with a needle and if it is not hygienic or new it can transmit these diseases to people who get tattoos.
CAN I GET A TATTOO IF I AM PREGNANT?
The effects of ink on the body of men and women today are still unknown, so we do not know at the moment if they affect the baby during its gestation. What is known is that if the mother has a more or less recent tattoo on her back, doctors avoid giving her an epidural injection due to safety regulations .
Therefore, it is best to get the tattoo after delivery, not only because of the impossibility of being able to make this important injection, but also because you will not know if the ink you are injecting can affect this little baby that is still forming and it is more vulnerable to external aggressions.
Finally, you should keep in mind that many sexually transmitted diseases or through blood can be acquired in places where the needles are not completely sanitized or do not meet hygiene and safety standards . Not only could you catch dangerous diseases like HIV or hepatitis yourself , but your baby could also be life-threatening.
If you have more doubts about whether or not it is advisable to get a tattoo during pregnancy, do not hesitate to consult your doctor who will know how to give you the best advice and will help you with everything you and your baby need before and after its birth.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.