Informative Essay

Tattoo and Body Piercing
Axia College of University of Phoenix

Tattoos and body piercing are now more prevalent than ever and so are the many risks and concerns associated. Piercing and tattoos go as far back as the 19th century and yet the FDA has not approved the inks used to get a tattoo and recent reports show that lack of safety and sterilization result in bad reactions (Penn Museum, 2007). Do you know what to look for or what questions to ask before getting these types of body modification to avoid risks or even future regret? The National Center for Toxicological Research is steadily researching all questions about the safety of tattoos.   Getting a tattoo or piecing may only take a few hours or less, but will remain for the rest of your life since it is meant to be permanent. The process of removal can result in more scarring, surgeries, time, money, and indentions and still not guaranteed to be completely removed. Tattoos and body piercing have many risk and concerns that can be avoided. Taking adequate time and research to make the decision whether or not to get a tattoo or piercing, type or design, picking a shop or artist that follows proper sterilization and has an excellent reputation, and following the proper aftercare are crucial.   While considering personal preference, belief, school or work ethics and other aspects of life to make sure it fits their lifestyle. These entire steps can help reduce future regret, removal, infections, and allergic reactions that are linked to tattoos and body piercing.
The first step to avoid the risks and concerns that are associated with getting a tattoo or piercing is making the decision. Per Harris Interactive the tattoo facts and statistics polls show that out of the people in American that have tattoos 17% have regret due to its appearance, visibility, or being a rash or stupid decision ( Herringson,2003, ΒΆ8). One would need to make sure that it is his or her own decision and adequate amount of time is used...