Improving your Immune System to help with the healing process

ImageAt Secret Ink Tattoo, Piercing and Tattoo Removal Studio we understand the importance of a healthy immune system to the healing and recovery process; your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms but sometimes it does not hurt to give it a little bit of a boost. 

 One of the best things that any of our customers can do to ensure quick and healthy healing is to strengthen their immune system.  Here are a few very simple suggestions on how you can strengthen your immune system before having your tattoo, piercing or having a laser tattoo removal treatment. 

 Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Studies show that getting a good night’s rest is one of the best ways to strengthen your body’s immune system.  On average, the human body requires 7-8 hours’ sleep a night.  While we sleep our bodies rest and heal.  So before getting your new tattoo, piercing or your laser removal treatment try and get good night’s sleep.

 Eating a Balanced Diet

One of the best ways to strength the immune system is by making sure that you are eating a balanced diet.  Naturally, our bodies require vitamins and minerals to help strengthen the immune system.  Try to be aware of what you are eating prior and during the healing process of your new tattoo, piercing, or tattoo laser removal treatment. 

 No Smoking

As hard as it may be to put down the cigarettes, you may want to consider it.  Smoking can compromise your immune system making the body more susceptible to illness and preventing healing.  So if you have been considering quitting smoking, then why not use your new ink, piercing or the start of your tattoo laser removal treatment as your motivation to stop smoking.  If giving up completely is not an option for you; then we always recommend that you try your best to limit your smoking until your tattoo or piercing is completely healed; or throughout the duration of your laser tattoo removal treatment. 

 Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water is essential to the health of our bodies.  Water is great for your skin, which will help the skin recover following a tattoo, piercing or laser tattoo removal.  Drinking water is one of the best ways to rid the body of impurities.  Try to drink plenty of water prior to having a tattoo, piercing or starting tattoo removal treatment at Secret Ink to aid fast recovery. 

 Take Multi-Vitamins

Taking a daily multi-vitamin also aids supporting the body’s immune system.  Multi-vitamins are a great way to help make sure the body is receiving the nutrients it needs daily.  If possible taking multi-vitamins a couple of weeks before having your new tattoo, piercing or laser tattoo removal will help to strengthen your immune system.

 Limit your Alcohol Intake

We all know that you must not have consumed alcohol prior to your tattoo or piercing, as it thins your blood.  But it is wise to consider your alcohol consumption whilst your new tattoo, piercing is healing or during laser removal treatment.  One is okay for most people, two is fine for some, but drinking any more could suppress the immune system.   Research has shown excessive alcohol consumption is toxic to immune system cells called dendritic cells, which play a critical role in helping seek and destroy invading microbes.

 Remember that our goal is to help you to keep your immune system strong to help speed up the healing process.


How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?

How does the YAG laser work to remove it?

The laser emits a pulse of light that is preferentially absorbed into certain colours of ink. The light enters the skin at a speed that is too fast to heat the tissues (billionths of a second), instead, it produces a ‘shock wave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognises these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks it. The particles are then removed naturally via the body’s own elimination system.Image

Unregistered Tattooist

Tattoos have become increasingly fashionable in recent years, a trend driven by sports icons and muscians.  But when a tattooist is unregistered there is no guarantees that the equipment used is either safe or clean.  Potentiall these tattooist could being putting their customers at risk of serious infections such as Hep B and C, septicaemia and HIV.  The hygiene standards at unregistered premises does not always match those followed by studios that are legally registered with and monitored by the council.  Unregistered tattooists are known within the industry as ‘scratchers’ who are working from home using cheap tattooing kits and ink.  They will often advertise through web-based auction sites, making them difficult for Environmental Health to pin down.  Worryingly is reports that unregistered tattooist are more likely to tattoo people under the age of 18 which is illegal.  Think before you Ink!