Tattooing, a form of micropigmentation, deposits color under the skin into a pattern or picture. Any time the protective barrier of the skin is broken there are risks, says makeup tattoo expert Janette Vince from her eyelash and makeup salon in London.
When ever a foreign substance in this case pigment or dye is introduced into the body there is a chance of infection or adverse reaction. There is no difference whether it's for a cosmetic makeup procedure or for a tribal marking.
Serious Infections From Tattooing
These include blood-borne hepatitis, HIV, and methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). There are vaccinations against hepatitis A or B but not C.