Is It safe to Get Tattoos During Pregnancy?

Can you get a tattoo during pregnancy? Does it affect the health of the mother or baby?
Express Parenting contacted Dr. Bandita Sinha, a consultant gynecologist at Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, to understand the risks involved.
Infection
The first risk of getting tattoos during pregnancy is that pregnant women are relatively weak. Dr. Sinha explained, “Women’s immunity is low during pregnancy, which increases the chance of infection. Therefore, if you have to get a tattoo during pregnancy, you must be very careful when choosing a tattoo shop to complete your tattoo.” tattooed mother
The influence of tattoo on the fetus
The ink used to make the tattoo may also be harmful. While most tattoo shops use imported inks that meet international standards, some informal tattoo shops may be using cheap tattoo inks that can affect your baby's growth. Therefore, the use of any form of tattoo is risky, especially in the first trimester, because this is the period of formation of the baby's body parts, Dr. Sinha warned. Any other medication that may interfere with infant development should be avoided.
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Ink can also react with the skin, which becomes very sensitive during pregnancy due to hormones. It can cause a rash. “It’s not a wise decision to get this done during pregnancy. It’s a piercing behavior that should be avoided during this time because the body is already fragile,” she added.
Although the risk of growth of the baby may be reduced three months later after pregnancy, the chance of infection still exists. Therefore, preventive measures should be taken throughout pregnancy. If a woman wants a tattoo, it is recommended to complete the tattoo after delivery.
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Do not tattoo on the back during pregnancy
Dr. Sinha said that if someone had a tattoo on the back and had to undergo epidural anesthesia during childbirth, it could interfere with the doctor finding the exact injection area. Therefore, you should not do tattoos on your back during pregnancy.
Getting tattoos during pregnancy: Although the risk of growth of the baby may decrease in the next few months, the risk of infection still exists. Therefore, preventive measures should be taken throughout pregnancy. It is recommended to obtain tattoos after childbirth.
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