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I don't have any new ink. Just haven't been inspired enough by any designs to add anything to my body.
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i hope this is the right place to ask this question.


I am thinking about a tattoo. I am currently tandem nursing my 4 yo and my 21 mo. My 4 yo dd nurses about 3x a week. My 21 mo ds nurses at least 2x a day, if not more. He is also still night nursing.

When I went to get a tattoo, they said I would have to stop breastfeeding because the carbon stays in my blood for at least 3 months, and it will get into my breastmilk. Can someone tell me about this?

TIA, and please point me in the right direction if this is not the place.
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Originally Posted by mom2snugbugs View Post

When I went to get a tattoo, they said I would have to stop breastfeeding because the carbon stays in my blood for at least 3 months, and it will get into my breastmilk. Can someone tell me about this?
Unfortunately, I have nothing to back this up but, this does not sound entirely factual to me. Unless they are injecting tattoo ink into your blood stream I don't think there should be anything getting into your system. I wish I had more to go on than a vague sense of 'That's not right!' but, I had to throw in my two cents.
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I have been told by most tattooist to avoid getting any work done whilst breastfeeding. I personally wouldn't. There is loads of info to support this out there, I'm sorry I don't have enough time to dig it out now but if I remember I will.

I have full sleeves and most of my legs and chest covered.
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I'm going to google. Thanks!
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I talked to a few people and came to the conclusion that it's safe to get a tattoo from a parlor you know to be clean and safe. So I got one after I had my dd. I brought her with me, and even nursed her there.

I got the ever cliche footprint tattoo on my leg. I think every one of them is special though, since it is unique to your child. For instance... My DD's footprint is only about an inch long because she was early.

I also have my mom's name in chinese on my arm, I got it when I was 16. And I had some piercings, but all that remains are my ears and belly button.
post #7 of 703
Hello mamas! I have 3 tattoos and 10 piercings (nose, eyebrow, labret, 3 in each ear and navel).
I was wondering about getting inked while bf'ing as well. I have 2 new tattoos I want to get but don't want to wait the 2+ years until DD weans.
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Nothing new to add at this point, just subbing!
post #9 of 703
Okay, new question. I want to get a new tattoo done to symbolise our loss recently. I have actually been putting it off for a while regardless, the loss has just made me decide life is too short for putting things off

Anyway, my question is:

How long after having a tat done is it safe to start trying to conceive again. I know there are naturally toxins in the ink that get put in the skin and ultimately in my blood stream, so are there risks? Anyone know how long I would need to wait to be "clean"? We might start at the end of June if my body is recovered both from the miscarriage and the tattoo.

Thanks
post #10 of 703
I think if you get the tattoo within the next month or so, you should be fine by June.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Thanks Spiderdust (and for your kind words too!). I think I will go over next week with my sister.
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Okay, new question. I want to get a new tattoo done to symbolise our loss recently. I have actually been putting it off for a while regardless, the loss has just made me decide life is too short for putting things off

Anyway, my question is:

How long after having a tat done is it safe to start trying to conceive again. I know there are naturally toxins in the ink that get put in the skin and ultimately in my blood stream, so are there risks? Anyone know how long I would need to wait to be "clean"? We might start at the end of June if my body is recovered both from the miscarriage and the tattoo.

Thanks
I'm so sorry mama. I don't know, I got a tattoo when I was pg with dd and she is now 18 and still perfect
post #13 of 703

hooray!!

i found out from an artist friend that it's perfectly possible to ink over stretch marks. (he did warn it might hurt a bit extra, though.) so i'ma be rockin something special on my chunky mama belly this summer, after i treat myself for my 30th bday in july. i can't frickin wait!!!
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I have 1 remaining peircing, nose (besides ears) had belly, tounge, and another... plus 5 tatts
I havent seen the foot print tattoo... do you just take in the stamp of the foot you get at the hospital?
I have been looking for something for my 2 kiddos, but haven't come up with anything good... my name is japanese (means spirit of nature;0) so I have that kanji on my shoulder, and I wanted to get something for them to tie in with it, but both their names are celtic....
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Here is a question, with summer coming up again... what do you say when kids ask you about your tattoos?
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Yay! I get to join! I just got my nose pierced about 2 weeks ago and love it! I also have pierced ears, but who doesn't (lol, I almost typed "eyes" instead of "ears" now that's hardcore!).

I need info on keloids. The area around my piercing is red and slightly raised. I don't know if this is a keloid or just normal healing. The pics I saw on the internet were extreme so no help at all! I've never had trouble healing in the past so I'm not *too* concerned, but I want to catch it before it gets out of control!

TIA
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I just got my first tattoo about a month ago, YAY!!!! I love it! And I am also nursing an almost 7-month old... honestly I just figured it wouldn't matter No problems, though. I got my forearm done with a lily and violet for my girls and in the middle the chinese symbol for goose, which is my sons' nickname. My kids think it's awesome that I have "them" tattooed on me! Oh, and I used breastmilk on my tattoo, along with what the parlor reccomended, and mine only peeled for one day and never scabbed I also have my tongue, belly and 2 piercings in each ear. Im planning another tat for this summer...
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Sparkprincess, the red bump on your new nose pierce might be normal (but it shouldn't last two weeks, for sure!). Mine lasted WAY too long and I'm prone to keloids anyway. It got bigger and was on the inside and outside of the nose.
I talked to my piercer and she said that I had to soak my whole nose in a shot glass of hot water and sea salt for 10-15 minutes 1-2 times per day for at least 7-10 days. I read that in the instructions that she sent home w/ me but I thought "surely they don't mean the WHOLE nose!" so I just soaked the pierce site w/ a cotton ball w/ salt water on it. She said that isn't enough. After doing her suggestion of literally laying on the floor with my whole nose (up to the bridge) in salt water, it got better and healed perfectly. I truly believe that if I didn't do it, it would have turned into a keloid for sure, and no one wants that on your nose!

HTH!

Also, just generally for this topic: I have twelve tats and have taken out all my pierces, of which there were many over the years. I'm putting together my ideas for a half-sleeve. I hope I can do it by August. I really want to memorialize my brother with a half-sleeve. He was just killed in Iraq two weeks ago. He loved getting inked too, so I want to get one of his tattoos on me and some other representative things on my arm. I've moved around a lot, so it's been hard to really research and find the right artist to do it. Any recommendations for the Bay Area would be great!
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Sparkprincess, the red bump on your new nose pierce might be normal (but it shouldn't last two weeks, for sure!). Mine lasted WAY too long and I'm prone to keloids anyway. It got bigger and was on the inside and outside of the nose.
I talked to my piercer and she said that I had to soak my whole nose in a shot glass of hot water and sea salt for 10-15 minutes 1-2 times per day for at least 7-10 days. I read that in the instructions that she sent home w/ me but I thought "surely they don't mean the WHOLE nose!" so I just soaked the pierce site w/ a cotton ball w/ salt water on it. She said that isn't enough. After doing her suggestion of literally laying on the floor with my whole nose (up to the bridge) in salt water, it got better and healed perfectly. I truly believe that if I didn't do it, it would have turned into a keloid for sure, and no one wants that on your nose!

HTH!

Also, just generally for this topic: I have twelve tats and have taken out all my pierces, of which there were many over the years. I'm putting together my ideas for a half-sleeve. I hope I can do it by August. I really want to memorialize my brother with a half-sleeve. He was just killed in Iraq two weeks ago. He loved getting inked too, so I want to get one of his tattoos on me and some other representative things on my arm. I've moved around a lot, so it's been hard to really research and find the right artist to do it. Any recommendations for the Bay Area would be great!
I'm so so sorry for the loss of your brother.

Thank you so much for the info on the salt soak and keloid! I will start doing that tonight!!
post #20 of 703
Hey mommas,
Subbing to this thread..I have eight tattoos(three brian froud faeries, a design of three women dancing in the rain- its from a tarot deck I have and means celebration, a heart and banner style tat in memory of my father, some stars on my wrist and a symbol on my neck) and a nose ring, tragus, rook and my anti tragus pierced.. I really would love to get some new ink but I'm having a hard time coming up with any type of design plus lack of funds at the moment.
Anyway, does anyone know any good artists in the Tennessee or Alabama area?

Just wanted to say hi!
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