Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Before deciding to get a tattoo:

  • Be aware that tattoos cannot be removed laser treatments can decolorize some tattoos but the ink remains in your body

If you have allergies:

  • Be aware that it might be best not to get a tattoo
  • Be aware that getting a tattoo may result in you receiving a false positive test for auto immune diseases, e.g., lupus

Before getting a tattoo:

  • Ask the tattoo artist where the dye(s) he/she will be using come from it’s considered to be safest to use dyes
  • Ensure the dye(s) to be used do not contain:
    • Iron oxide
    • Titanium dioxide
      Titanium dioxide may cause rashes


Thanks for reading!