skin problems, such as psoriasis or dermatitis.
Serrano adds that the traumatic process associated with permanent, inked tattoos can cause adverse reactions. But permanently tattooed skin is similar to skin that has never been inked.
“We concluded that permanent tattoos do not seem to significantly affect the function of the epidermal barrier, something that transfer tattoos do,” Serrano shares in a university news release.
However, he and his team recommend being cautious before getting a permanent tattoo.
Read all the information about the possible risks of infection or allergy.
And choose a professional parlor that has quality standards and first-rate hygiene, they add.
“It would also be helpful to know which type of pigments they intend to use for your tattoos and any allergenic potential that these might have,” Serrano says.