3 Things To Understand About Getting A Tattoo While Breastfeeding

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with the performing arts. I sang favorite songs while taking baths, riding in cars, and playing with dolls. I frequently attempted to make music on a toy drum set, a keyboard, and the piano at my grandparents’ home. When I was seven-years-old, my parents signed me up for piano lessons. A few months later, I nervously performed in front of a packed audience at my first piano recital. At the age of 12, I sang for the first time in front of an audience at a Christmas program at my school. I couldn’t believe how much applause I got. Immediately, I knew I wanted the performing arts to always play an important role in my life. On this blog, I hope you will discover how engaging in the performing arts can enhance your life. Enjoy!

3 Things To Understand About Getting A Tattoo While Breastfeeding

3 Things To Understand About Getting A Tattoo While Breastfeeding

17 September 2017
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There are many myths circulating about getting tattoos while breastfeeding a child. Generally, tattoos are a safe procedure that will not harm you or your breastfeeding infant. However, there are some things you should be aware of before you choose to get a tattoo while breastfeeding. 

Your Baby Is Not At Additional Risk 

As a mother, it is common to be concerned about the substances entering your child's body through your breast milk. Many mothers are concerned that their child will be harmed or poisoned if the mother gets a tattoo. In the past, concerns regarding the safety of the infant were around blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. However, since the tattoo industry has advanced in safety measures in recent history, this is less of a concern. As long as you go to a studio where the artist follows standard hygiene procedures, neither you nor your baby is at high risk of catching a blood-borne infection. You should also be aware that the ink does not seep into your breast milk as some mothers fear. 

There May Be Some Additional Lightening As Your Hormones Shift 

The main concern with getting a tattoo while breastfeeding is the quality of the tattoo. Some women experience large hormone shifts until they finish their breastfeeding relationship. This can cause changes in your skin and the ink may not take as well as it does for women who are not breastfeeding. This means your tattoo may fade sooner. You can prevent this by following proper care instructions and keeping the tattoo covered when you are in direct sunlight. However, at the end of your breastfeeding relationship, you may want to get a touch up on the tattoo to keep it vibrant for several more years. 

Changes In Breast Tissue Throughout Breastfeeding Make Tattoos In that Region Unadvised

Another issue with tattoos while breastfeeding is placement. If you plan to get a tattoo on or around your breast, it is best to wait until you are done breastfeeding. Your breasts will continue to change in size until several months after you finish breastfeeding. This can cause shifting of the skin on the breast, chest, or side, which can pull and distort the shape of the tattoo. If you want a tattoo in one of these areas, it is best to wait until you are done breastfeeding altogether, and you may want to wait until you are done having children. 

Contact a studio, like Evil and Love Tattoo, for help.

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Falling in Love with the Performing Arts

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with the performing arts. I sang favorite songs while taking baths, riding in cars, and playing with dolls. I frequently attempted to make music on a toy drum set, a keyboard, and the piano at my grandparents’ home. When I was seven-years-old, my parents signed me up for piano lessons. A few months later, I nervously performed in front of a packed audience at my first piano recital. At the age of 12, I sang for the first time in front of an audience at a Christmas program at my school. I couldn’t believe how much applause I got. Immediately, I knew I wanted the performing arts to always play an important role in my life. On this blog, I hope you will discover how engaging in the performing arts can enhance your life. Enjoy!

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