There are many people getting tattoos today and it is not usually just one tattoo, but several of them. If you have them done in a professional tattoo shop your risk of developing any health issues is not as great, but there could be health risks. Most of these health risks concern blood related issues. Some of these blood related issues include hepatitis B and C, bacterial contamination from dirty needles, HIV, and more. There are other issues such as the formation of scar tissue, MRI complications, and allergy problems.
An MRI complication is rare, but problems can still happen when a person has an MRI that comes from the iron oxide in the tattoo ink pigments. When some people have an MRI they may have burning or swelling where the tattoo is.
To help with some of these health issues the FDA is now going to be involved in the regulation of tattoo ink health concerns because one way to address these health concerns is to better understand how a body is going to respond to the tattoos and the impact they will have on your health. What the agency wants to do is identify the products that are at the greatest risk to cause any health problems. The FDA did not in the past traditionally regulate the inks that are used in tattoos, but now they want to start regulating tattoo ink. The reason that they now want to start regulating tattoo ink is that the popularity of tattoos has grown rapidly.
In the past ten years the popularity of the black-light tattoos, or ultraviolet tattoos, has grown in popularity. For some people this type of tattoo is a discreet choice because the person has to maintain in their daily lives a professional image. Some of these types of tattoos have been tested by FDA extensively while others have not. Make sure that if you are considering getting a tattoo of this type that you do your research first to know if there are any possible health issues.