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tattoos while bf? M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1549 posts
1st Jan '13

i was just wondering if you're allowed to get tattoos while breastfeeding. i know you shouldn't while pregnant.. i know the ink is unlikely to run through your blood stream, but the chance of infection could cause something?



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Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
1st Jan '13

It's not recommended for the same reasons you aren't supposed to while pregnant. While low the risk of infection is still there.

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
1st Jan '13

I got one while breastfeeding. It didn't cause any issues for me but the guy I went through was very, very, very clean.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1549 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Michelle Ann:" I got one while breastfeeding. It didn't cause any issues for me but the guy I went through was very, very, very clean."

ya, i think there's a low percentage of something bad happening. you're a lot more likely to get an infection with piercings

Michelle Ann 2 kids; Veradale, Washington 418 posts
1st Jan '13

That's what I thought and I know my tattoo artist personally. He knew I was breast feeding and felt comfortable enough to do it. :)

ßlack Rose ♥ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Sharon, OK, United States 5335 posts
1st Jan '13

As long as you get it done professionally at a shop and not in a home and you take care of it, you should be fine. I got wings on my back and had no problems.

Butterfly Guns 2 kids; Upland, CA, United States 6003 posts
1st Jan '13

I wouldn't just in case.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1549 posts
1st Jan '13

i think i'll be fine if i get one. i have 4 tattoos and never got an infection with any of them. i wanted to get one after baby is born with my bf before he leaves for 6 months for training.

user banned 1 child; Pennsylvania 296 posts
5th Jan '13

any of the inks used are high in heavy metals, I would research ink before getting one.