??? You know how they say when you are breastfeeding there are things that should not be done? Well what about getting a tattoo I never really thought about it..Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by ecodani at 8:49 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
Most reputable tattoo artists won't ink a woman who is known to be breastfeeding an infant under a year old. The LLL FAQ on tats while nursing is here.
The ink molecules are too large to pass into the milk and it seems to be totally safe for baby... however the tattoo artist's concern is that a nursing mother might be more susceptible to infection or have a tougher time with infection, her body may be more likely to reject dyes in the ink, and it might heal oddly causing scarring that will mar the artwork. These are unknown factors, and they seem to be more likely to happen in a woman who is nursing - so just to be on the safe side, they usually want women to wait until baby is 12-18 mos before getting ink. It's certainly something to take seriously, even if you find an artist who who is willing to work with you.
Answer by Collinsky at 8:50 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by LynnB1 at 8:58 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
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