In Russia, among older people, tattoos are still associated with criminals, infections, and something obscene. We have compiled the most common questions asked by our parents and loved ones about tattoos. We answer questions and at the same time tell how to make tattoos without harm to health.
Through non-sterile needles, you can actually bring hepatitis, HIV and other infections. Do not get clogged with a drunken neighbor who himself has assembled a tattoo machine and uses one needle for all.
A professional tattoo artist will have all the needles, gloves and ink trays disposable, and all parts of the tattoo machine will be sterilized and covered with a protective film. The workplace should also be clean: no dust and foreign objects such as a phone. If you follow the safety rules, the tattoo session will be
Short answer. I will not clog the dubious tattoo artist.
I will go to a pro who knows everything about sterility and safety.
In 2013 survey of the Su75erjo105 portal showed that 15% of personnel officers refused candidates if they noticed tattoos. But times have changed: over the past five years, tattoos have become easier to treat, and companies are more willing to hire employees
. In 2016, sociologist Michael French of the University of Miami and colleagues
2,000 volunteers and found out how tattoos affect career prospects. It turned out that the salary of tattooed people is statistically indistinguishable from the income of those who did not have tattoos.
The Russian Labor Code prohibits discrimination . This means that when applying for a job, you cannot be refused because of tattoos, appearance, and for other reasons not related to professional qualities. In the case, of course, everything depends on the employer, and no one canceled the evasive language. But a tattoo definitely does not put an end to a career. A visionary employer will evaluate your skills first.
Short answer. Times are changing, and the attitude to tattoos, too. Many employers do not pay attention to whether a person has a tattoo or not.
The Soviet prison tattoo was such a powerful phenomenon that it still reminds of itself. The British publisher FUEL even
three volumes of the encyclopedia about the Russian prison tattoo and turned this style into a new trend, which in the West is dedicated
It may take some time for the tattoo to cease to be associated exclusively with the criminal world, and the number of domes on the chest does not only indicate how much the person had. But there are positive trends. Russian entrepreneurs and top managers are not shy about their tattoos and talk about them . In 2018, the Dalia marketing company found out that people with higher education get tattoos more often. Among tattooed respondents, 32% had higher education, and 26% did not (the remaining 42% were people without tattoos).
At a minimum, this study proves that only convicts and sailors stopped tattoos.
Short answer . In the USSR, tattoos were really stuffed mostly in zones. Now everything is different: tattoos are done by entrepreneurs, politicians, and just good people.
Any tattoo can be closed or
They cover the tattoos if they stopped liking or coming up with a specific pattern: for example, you typed the name of a partner, but then broke up with him.
Mixing is the removal of a tattoo once and for all. Tattoos are reduced surgically or by laser. Only small tattoos can be removed surgically, in which case the result is unpredictable, scars remain on the skin. Laser is considered more than in a safer way .
Tattoos of all sizes are brought together with a laser, but different designs will require a different number of sessions. It all depends on the size of the tattoo, the number of colors and their density. A large tattoo across the entire chest can take ten sessions. But the Food and Drug Administration (one of the agencies of the US Department of Health) warns that modern laser removal is a painful process, and sometimes get rid from a tattoo without a scar is impossible.
I understand that a tattoo is for life, and that is exactly what I want. But if she suddenly starts to interfere, I will remove her. Perhaps when it comes to this, more powerful lasers will be invented that will reduce the tattoo quickly, without traces and pain.
Some doctors do consider tattooing to be a form of autoaggression. Auto-aggression is self-destructive thoughts and behavior.
432 people with tattoos and body piercings and found that 27% of them had carved themselves in childhood. However, it is impossible to draw unambiguous conclusions on these figures alone. There are very few statistics on self-harm: it is still unclear what exactly should be considered self-harm. In addition, the control group did not participate in the study - people without tattoos and piercings.
In some studies equating tattooing with pathology, there were sampling problems.
For example, a study that reported about the relationship of tattoos to schizophrenia was based only on tattooed male prisoners. Psychologists Amy Giles-Gorniak and Michael Vandehei included in the sample of men and women of different professions and social statuses and did not find differences in the psychological health of people with and without tattoos.
Psychologist Tracy Alderman considers that tattoos should not be considered a selfie. Firstly, because of the process itself: a person in a tattoo session does not do damage to himself and does it secretly. Secondly, the self-farmer is inclined to be ashamed of his scars and cuts and hide them, unlike the owner of the tattoo.
If you choose a drawing, this is a sign that you need a tattoo itself, and not the pain of a tattoo machine.
Short answer. Yes, the tattoo session is not the most pleasant thing, but I will tolerate it. I do not go to the session for the sake of pain, I want a tattoo.
We will not deny the obvious: with age, our bodies change, and so does our skin.
If the tattoo is not updated, it will fade over time - and you don’t even need to wait for old age. If you gain weight, the tattoo may stretch. In general, a person’s appearance depends on himself: what kind of lifestyle he leads, how he eats, and whether he goes in for sports. In old age, you can look cool and
, and without them.
Show mom photos of old men with tattoos. And see for yourself. These photos speak for themselves.
Many tattooists say that people after one tattoo do not stop and come back for a new tattoo, otherwise and several. In Russian, this addiction is ironically called "blue disease.
In the International Classification of Diseases
, of course, it does not exist. Therefore, it is wrong to equate the dependence on tattoos with alcohol or nicotine.
Psychologist Viren Swami has been studying the psychological aspects of tattoos for many years. He considers that, as such, there is no dependence on tattoos, and after the first tattoo, people, as a rule, think carefully about the subsequent ones.
Tattoos do not cause the same addiction as drugs or alcohol. Even if I get another tattoo, nothing bad will happen.
Everything is ambiguous here. The effect of tattoos on health is a topic that has not yet been studied. Scientists from the University of Alabama
that repeated tattoo sessions train the immune system.
Although the first session, on the contrary, immunity weakens: the body perceives the new experience as stress. But this study is almost the only one that speaks of the benefits of tattoos.
Potentially, the main source of danger in tattoos is paints. Tattoo inks may contain pigments used in printer toners and car paints, which cause allergic reactions. German scientists believe that some tattoo inks contain titanium dioxide, nickel, chromium, manganese, cobalt and carbon black, and microparticles of these substances can enter the lymph nodes.
But how exactly does this affect the body, while is not clear . One hundred percent sure of the reliability of tattoo inks is impossible: there is no proper control over them in any country.
Short answer. I know all the risks and contraindications and understand what I'm going for.