Top 10 Reasons Not To Get A Tattoo As A Nigerian

April 30, 2020
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Tattoos have come a long way to become a fashion statement in the modern world today. A number of people get inked for different reasons and oftentimes when done right can be a beauty to behold.

Here are some top reasons why as a Nigerian, you should not be getting a tattoo.

Skin Cancer

Tattoos are a thing of beauty but when not properly done sometimes can lead to fatal health issues.

Tattoos breach the skin, and this means that skin infections and other complications are possible, including allergic reactions which may be simple and sometimes very serious.

Employment

While tattoos are common among the youths of Nigeria today, they are not really accepted in the corporate world.

A good number of youths who were qualified at different job interviews lost their opportunity for employment as a result of having tattoos drawn on visible parts of their body.

Most employers hugely frown upon tattoos as they think it somewhat means irresponsibility.

Police Harassment

Police harassment is a predominant problem we have in Nigeria today, and it’s no news that men of the Nigerian Police including it’s Special Anti-Robbery and Special Anti-Cultism squad are known to harass young citizens.

While there has been effort to curb the Police harassment menace, it still lingers and by extension anyone who’s rocking tattoos is at a very high risk of being arrested by the Police.

Affordability

While tattoos may be everywhere in Nigeria today, there are a few tattoo artists who are really professionals and can ink very quality tattoos.

The few top professionals who maintain an excellent work ethic while inking their clients charge an exorbitant rate, and with the present economic state of the Country today, getting a quality high end tattoo isn’t a very much wise financial choice.

Difficult To Remove

Tattoos havs been said to be painful to get, but little do a lot of ink lovers know that tattoos are more painful to remove.

Getting a tattoo wiped off is also difficult to remove and extra expensive. It should also be noted that complications can arise from the removal which in turn can lead to skin problems.

Unskilled Tattoo Artist

While there are tons of tattoo artists in the Country today, very few are really professionals and are properly trained.

Most tattoo lovers would rather travel to South-Africa or other countries before they get a tattoo in order to get the best quality available.

Pregnancy & Gaining Body Weight

It is a known fact that tattoos can change form and appearance over time owing to body changes.

Women who ink their stomach areas and gain massive weight and skin stretching during pregnancy may have their tattoos looking deformed or somewhat different.

People who gain massive weight or shrink as well can end up having their tattoo looking different over time.

Contamination

Tattoos are done via instruments that pierce the skin and thus it is prone to infections and skin complications.

In addition, Tattoo dyes can be a problem especially red, green, yellow and blue dyes which have been revealed to cause allergic skin reactions, such as an itchy rash at the tattoo site, which oftentimes can surface years after the tattoo had been done.

Other health complications

While it may sound like an over exaggeration of points, but for l people who are suffering from serious medical conditions, tattoos can be a very real risk to health and life. People with heart conditions, diabetes, epilepsy, hemophilia, and allergies should not get tattoos

Perception

Nigerians generally aren’t open to the idea of tattoos. Although, a good number of people May rock it, the general perception about tattoos aren’t too warm.

People with tattoos are often looked at as outcasts or irresponsible people in Nigeria. Only celebrities are oftentimes excused from these line of judge-mental perceptions.

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