What Risks Are Involved in Getting a Tattoo While Pregnant?

Tattoo ChoicesGetting a tattoo while you are pregnant may seem like a great idea.  However, it is better to wait until after you have had the baby before deciding to get a tattoo.  Many reputable tattoo places won’t touch a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding.  When you are pregnant your body is already working in overdrive to protect your fetus from everyday airborne illness, viruses, allergens, ect.

Disclosure:  This post is for informational purposes only.  If you have any questions, please consult your OB/GYN or midwife.

Increased Risk of Infection

Your immune system is working hard to keep you and your baby healthy, when getting a tattoo, you are subjecting yourself to pain and trauma to the skin, increases your chances of an infection.  If you get an infection while you are pregnant, your health care providers have a harder time treating infections due to the limited availability of antibiotics that are safe to use while pregnant.

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8 responses to “What Risks Are Involved in Getting a Tattoo While Pregnant?”

  1. Columba Lisa Smith Avatar

    Great reasons I would not have thought of. I’ll remember these in case my daughter ever considers it! 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for stopping by.

  2. rhonda Avatar

    I never considered getting a tattoo while I was pregnant, so I would’ve never thought to look this up. That said, I know there are some women who will want to do things to shake things up or have some fun before the big day (birth).

    This is excellent. How on earth did you come up with this topic!! Awesome info. Wow.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I wrote this post after watching a pg woman who wanted to get a tattoo either while breastfeeding or she was pregnant.

  3. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club Avatar

    I am not a tattoo fan, so they are bad enough as it is for me with dire consequences in my opinion. On a pregnant woman is dire X 50, so thanks for pointing this out. You could apply that stretched out one to everyone. That tatoo you get in your 20’s is going to look pretty bad at about 50, and you have a lot more years to go beyond that for it to only get worse;) I can’t imagine choosing one permanent thing to wear for the rest of my life.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am not really a fan of tattoos either. I considered getting a small one on my ankle at one point but chicken out because people says it hurts.

  4. Jennifer H Avatar

    Yes, I agree. Wait until afterwards. You’re hormones are all over the place and you may change your mind anyway. lol

    1. Christy Avatar

      Exactly Jennifer, thank you for sharing.