Some people take forever to get that tattoo they always wanted. They plan for months and months, going through the different versions of what they want to get. Then, there is the other set of tattooers who just rock up to get inked in a spur of the moment sort of scenario and don’t question their choice.
However, a study has documented how changes in sweating functions can be associated with tattooing and can pose serious health risks for those who are heavily tattooed. The tattooing process involves permanently depositing ink under the skin at a similar depth as the sweat glands, Alma College’s Maurie Luetkemeier and two students posed the question: Does possessing a tattoo interfere with the basic functions of the sweat gland?
They conducted a study involving 10 students who had tattoos on one side of their upper body but not the other and a group of 10 non-tattooed people. They chemically stimulated both sets of skins, inked and non-inked, and found that the tattooed skin produced about half as much sweat as the non-tattooed skin and the tattooed skin was significantly saltier.
Luetkemier was worried about the findings and said that: “future research may address the ultimate question whether or not heavily tattooed individuals are at risk of heat-related injuries.” Why is he worried? Well, sweating helps your body maintain a proper temperature and keeps you from overheating and if this is tampered with, it could signal serious risks for your health.
I can't understand why anyone would want a tattoo. I know that a lot of men in the Navy get drunk in some foreign port and get tattoos, but why are so many women today getting tattoos? If any woman with a tattoo reads this, could you please explain why you wanted to permanently mark your body that way?
I have a 6 tattoos. I have different reasons behind each one. They all express something about about myself - a personality trait or a personal achievement.
And the only way you could think of to express something about yourself was to get a tattoo? Here's a suggestion: next time, just tell people what you want them to know -- you'll avoid a lot of pain and save money.
Post by aprillynn93 on Aug 24, 2017 18:39:30 GMT -5
For many tattooed people like myself, getting tattooed is not primarily about expressing things to other people. It is mainly for our own personal enjoyment. Yes, I do show them to others occasionally, but I did not get tattooed because I had something I wanted people to know about me. My tattoos are all in places where I have the option to show them or not.
It's one of those things that you either get it, or you don't. If you don't like tattoos, there is nothing I can say to you that will entirely explain the reason for the compulsion to get tattooed.