Pregnancy and Tattoo Removal
Pregnancy and Tattoo Removal: Baby, Don’t Go There
Many mums-to-be seek out laser tattoo removal in Melbourne. They want to set a good example for their kids. Even though tattoos are universally accepted, and can be works of art, a lot of women still want to get rid of their tattoos, and they often involve their partners in the process. They want to be seen as model parents, so the tattoos have to go.
We have no qualms about doing a tattoo removal treatment on their partner. But when a pregnant woman asks for the same treatment, we advise against it. There’s no scientific school of thought that says we shouldn’t go through with it. The research that’s available on the topic of pregnancy and laser tattoo removal could be written on the back of a postage stamp. (To anyone born after 2000 – a postage stamp is what we used to use to post a letter. And a letter is what we used to write before emails came long. Glad we could clear that up for you.)
Without much research out there, we need to be guided by our professional instincts. Laser tattoo removal causes ink to flush through the blood and body. These ink particles could potentially cross the placenta barrier and flush through the foetus as well, which might harm the baby. And what about tattoo removal and breastfeeding? There is a possibility that ink particles could also enter a mother’s milk and harm her baby.
Notice the words we’re using here? “Potentially”, “Could”, “Might” – we’re not exactly being definitive, are we? But while there is the potential that something could be risky, or might be harmful, then we’ll err on the side of caution every time. We are quite definite about that. So, we will play it safe by not starting a laser tattoo removal treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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The Doff team