By: Leticia Latrice
The question isn’t is what kind of tattoo do you have it, is how many do you have? It seems like these days everyone has if not at least one, but several tattoos. People consider tattoos to be a work of body art and a way to express themselves.
This can be done boldly or subtlety. Some people can rock a tattoo on their neck like Wiz Khalifa or some will rock one on their back where no one clearly see it like Rihanna.
Another popular trend is having a sleeve. A tattoo sleeve is when you entire arm is covered with tats. Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are known for the sleeves they have.
Whatever is your preference and no matter what kind of tattoo you have the good news is instead of it being harmful to your health it is helpful!
Research shows that the more tattoos a person has a stronger their immune system than someone how doesn’t. People with more tattoos have higher levels of a an antibody called immunoglobulin. Saliva was taken from people before and after they had their tattoo to test their immunoglobulin levels. The study shows that people who had already had tattoos had to use less immunoglobulin to fight an potential infection from the tattoo than people who didn’t already have tattoos. These results caused the researchers to conclude that getting tattoos helps the body build a stronger immune system. Moms may not like it, but tatts are apparently now doctor approved….So now you know that your desire to express yourself with tattoos can also build your immune system.