The side effects of getting a tattoo that you need to know!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:47PM
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Soooo you're about to ink it up, the courage to turn yourself into a canvas has you in a car and about to make you get your first tattoo! STOP RIGHT THERE and just listen reeeeal quick!

Okay! So here's the lowdown, not only should you at least be aware of what you're getting tattooed, you also may want to be sure whether your body may be able to handle the jandal!  

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Getting a tattoo has a strange side-effect: it changes the way you sweat.

Researchers at Alma College in Michigan, U.S.A, have found that people with tattooed skin produce less sweat in comparison to those with non-tattooed skin.

Along with this, the sweat of tattooed people contained almost twice the amount of sodium.

Some medical professionals are warning for people to be aware of this before making the decision to get a tattoo, as sweating is a vital function that helps us to control our body temperatures.

A reduction in the amount we sweat can potentially lead to dangerous outcomes, even leading us to overheat and suffer heat stroke.

So not saying you shouldn't get a tattoo, just be wary of some possible side effects that may arise! Just a friendly message your neighbourhood Flava!