SHOULD I GET A TATTOO?

Every day thousands of people across Mesa ask themselves, “Should I get a tattoo?”. Among this lot are a number of mothers, wondering if they should finally get inked after years of being on the fence. We want to begin by stating that being a mom has nothing to do with whether or not you should get a tattoo. That said, with Mother’s Day fast approaching (at press) we figured that now was as good a time as any to answer the question, which is “YES”, along with a few helpful tips that may apply.

Helpful Advice for Moms and Mothers-to-Be Who Are Wondering if it’s Time to Finally Get a Tattoo

Some Great Tattoo Ideas You Might Want to Consider

One thing that may be keeping you from getting a tattoo is a lack of design ideas. The last thing you want to do is get it done for the sake of it, and end up with a design that you’ll regret. Don’t fret, we got you covered

Want to Cover Stretch Marks?

Do you have stretch marks as a result of prior pregnancy and child birth? While you have every right to wear them as a mark of pride, some of you are concerned about getting a tattoo on the area where they exist. Can you still get a tattoo where you want it? You can, but there are some caveats

New Moms – Currently Breastfeeding?

You may have a new bundle of joy and are currently breastfeeding. Can you still get a tattoo when inspiration strikes? There are no regulations against breastfeeding with tattoos as research has not uncovered any safety concerns. Tattoo ink molecules are too large to get into breastmilk, even if getting the tattoo over your breast. In addition, the ink is sealed under the first layer of your skin, so your baby’s mouth cannot come in contact it. That said, out of an abundance of caution Breastfeeding Support suggests that it is usually recommended for mothers to wait until after breastfeeding has ended before having a tattoo procedure. This is really a personal decision.

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