Contraindications For A Tattoo: Important Points


The quality of your future tattoo is affected not only by the level of professionalism of the master, but also by your “correct” behavior before the session.

Today we will analyze the preparation for a tattoo in two directions: you will learn about what you need to do before the session, and what is categorically not recommended. There are a lot of contraindications to tattoos, and they can affect even perfectly healthy people.

What is FORBIDDEN to do before a tattoo session?

  • Don’t take blood thinners (such as aspirin) as you will increase the chance of bleeding during application. The tattoo artist will often have to erase the selection, while the transfer pattern will be erased and the skin will be irritated.
  • The day before the session, don’t create physical stress on the place of application. These actions tone not only the muscles, but also the skin. It becomes more elastic, which prevents a sufficient amount of pigment from entering it. This also applies to massages, by the way. It is better to refrain from massage a few days before the tattoo. And a month after the session, as soon as the tattoo heals, you can visit a spa or massage parlor like Massage will have a beneficial effect on the body, the skin will become elastic and smooth, and the tattoo will look even more beautiful!
  • Don’t come to the session hungry! It will be especially helpful to eat something sweet, as this will increase blood sugar levels, thereby reducing the likelihood of a painful session.
  • Don’t get tired, you need to sleep. Practice shows that fatigue increases the perception of pain.
  • Coffee and caffeinated drinks should also be excluded – the day before the session to a minimum. Caffeine excites the nervous system, which can affect your ability to feel pain.
  • Postpone your session if you are sick. Any ailment will affect your pain threshold.
  • Come to your session sober. Drinking alcohol is not recommended due to the risk of high blood pressure (due to the vasodilating properties of ethanol). The tattoo will bleed profusely, which will interfere with work, and the pigment will not hold properly in the skin, therefore, your tattoo will not be as bright as you would like it to be. It is also not worth drinking the day before the session. The pain will be much more intense.


Types of contraindications for a tattoo

#1. Permanent

  • Diseases of poor blood clotting (thrombocytopenia, fibrinopenia, hemophilia)
  • Severe viral diseases (hepatitis, HIV, AIDS)
  • Oncological and acute inflammatory diseases
  • Violation of the immune system
  • Mental disorders and epilepsy
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus (insulin dependent) or severe type 2 diabetes
  • Diseases associated with a significant decrease in immunity


#2. Temporary

  • Tendency to sharp violations of blood pressure, in particular to hypertension
  • Inflammatory and allergic skin diseases
  • Colds and fever
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding and menstruation
  • Alcohol and drug intoxication

Basic recommendations after the tattoo

After 2-3 days have passed, take extra care of the damaged area. Each time after treating the skin with an antiseptic, apply a hypoallergenic healing ointment or cream to the tattoo area.

Then your skin will begin to recover. You will notice this by the crusts that form on the damaged surface. Don’t pick them, let them go on their own, otherwise traces may remain.

The pattern will look brighter if the skin is well cared for even after all the damage has passed. Use natural products with vitamins, oils, aloe extract and other natural ingredients.


Be sure to follow these rules. And have a good session!


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