Tattoos are generally safe, but like any medical procedure, there are some risks. The most common complications from tattooing include infection, allergic reactions, and scarring. To reduce your risk of these complications, it’s important to choose a reputable tattoo artist and aftercare of your tattoo properly.
Make sure the tattoo artist follows proper sterilization techniques, such as using new needles and ink for each customer, and that you follow the artist’s aftercare instructions. If you notice any unusual symptoms, such as excessive redness, swelling, or an increase in pain, you should contact your doctor or a healthcare professional right away.