Can Tattoos Make You Stronger?

Can Tattoos Make You Stronger?

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Hey everybody, it is qcknd and welcome back to tattoo talk Tuesday so it is your first time here tattoo talk Tuesday is my Interactive talk show where I save yu’er submitted questions and try to lend my experience to you guys as a tattoo Collector if you come to my channel for just my tattoo content I just wanted to remind you that I have been kind of branching out and making other content So I have a bunch of other videos that you may have missed, but I promise you are worth checking out So definitely check those out and subscribe if you are new So today’s topic was actually submitted to me by John himself He said that he came across a news article that was talking about tattoos in Relationship to healthy immunity and I thought it would be a really interesting Topic to dive into myself because I’ve actually heard conflicting opinions about this So I thought it would be really cool if we talked about tattoos giving you a healthier immune system I’ve heard this being a thing before that once you start to get tattooed Your body is constantly trying to heal the tattoo But the pigment that is in tattoo ink is just too large for your body to heal But it’s constantly fighting the tattoo as an invader in your body. I’ve heard this before it’s what I’ve always believed I blame it on my fatigue and this makes sense to me because Essentially when you get tattoo removal the laser comes in and being laser bursts the pigments into smaller pieces So the body can digest them and wash them away. I actually got this very specific nasty comment on my tattoo removal video Talking about how I was doing so much damage to my kidneys getting all this removal first of all, it’s not a great way to get your message across because I’m coming in defensive but It’s not necessarily Not true once your body is starting to heal this pig man It does filter through your liver where you can sweat it out. Pee it out. Poop it out But I couldn’t find any information that linked it to a high-end risk of liver disease or liver failure Or anything like that. So extremely healthy liver aside I did see a ton of suggestions that constantly point to Being really well hydrated and in good health when you get tattoo removal just so the flushing system Just feels second nature through your body as it’s constantly flushing eight ounces of water and fruit and pineapples and adequate sunlight and vitamins through your body So I’ve said this before if your body is in good working order Six weeks before you get your tattoo removal and you keep it that way at least six weeks after You’re going to see stronger results than if you just drink dead up soda For six weeks get your tattoo removal and then go back to how things were After that, so baal tattoo removal sounds like it can put your body at some sort of immunity risk Or at least sounds like it does the best work when your immunity is in a good place How does tattooing affect your immunity like I mentioned I was under the previous assumption that I was Exhausting my body by constantly getting tattooed and my body trying to fight off these tattoos Assuming what if my body constantly be working overtime? but this is just a happy medium that I have just decided to live with why do I have to drink so much coffee in order to be happy and I Welcomed into my existence without any questions. However, based on my personal experience, I would say in the last seven or ten years I’ve kind of felt a difference in my overall health and by that, I mean I’m not Experiencing too many symptoms of the common cold. I kind of thought you know, some people get it some people don’t some people expose themselves to it and others do not but I find myself less sick than My boyfriend and he is somebody who works in a vulnerable job where he’s working Hands on building houses and installing this and being around that so I kind of thought by dwight schroot Methodology that he would be healthier because he’s constantly exposed to these Elements and the bacteria and all that stuff is constantly around him So he should technically be stronger, but I’m wondering who’s bringing the stomach flu into the house Who’s bringing the sniffles into the house? There’s a lot of mucinex in the cabinet for somebody who’s not supposed to get sick So I have been wondering where all these germs coming from. So I thought I would conduct some research I asked my heavily tattooed friends. Would you say that you experienced a bug or common cold cut type condition frequently throughout the year? occasionally or rarely at all So when I asked my friend Morgan Joyce this question, she said rarely at all So I followed up and I asked what this answer be different five years ago. She said yes five years ago I would have told you I was always sick at least every month I asked my friend baloney Asst the same question, and he said maybe twice a year Would your answer be the same five years ago? And he said yes, so maybe only getting sick once or twice a year So I asked him ten years ago, and he said I was probably got sick slightly more often ten years ago So in the control here Both of my only friends are heavily tattooed and both said that between the last 10 years or five years in Morgan’s case They were getting sick more often previously and now they kind of porn this research is interesting but I wouldn’t hold it up to getting to any actual research because all three of us are youtubers who never leave the house so the element of exposure Isn’t quite there. If I were to apply it to this theory that getting tattooed helps with your immunity It is very interesting because I would say Morgan started to get heavily tattooed in the last five years and will the last 10 Because he is my senior so this isn’t something that I’ve never noticed before but I kind of always thought it was because I was vegan because my timeline is definitely used to get sick maybe Every two months between like ages 15 to 20 But the vegan theory was only based on some very casual research So I just thought oh, I’m not eating the meat so I’m not getting sick. That makes sense It is why I found this research much more interesting. That getting tattooed can help strengthen your immunity but I say that this is an interesting theory because I don’t feel like I am the Representation of perfect health in any means and find myself every three weeks Taking a complete overhaul of my entire lifestyle and trying to change it periodically Moving on to the next thing. I swear if you see me going to the store and buying grapefruits, please intervene It’s not what I want however I can definitively say that the more tattoos I get over time the easier these tattoos Heal, and I don’t mean that they are necessarily Easier to get but I can for a fact say that my first five or six tattoos really had my full Dedication to healing them and taking care of them and wrapping them and they hurt and they act for a couple days And I was worried about losing pigment and everything like that and the more tattoos I got I just noticed myself babying them less and less and I can attribute this to like a lack of interest or feeling like Oh, Been there done that but it is absolutely true that it has just become easier I don’t have to wrap any of my newer tattoos. I kind of just dry heal all of them Which sadly I felt was blase Not enough effort for the tattoos that I love but there was no sense in me intervening because Lately, it only takes about four days for my tattoos to heal enough that I feel comfortable taking a bath Which is what I have in my own while I believe that my threshold for getting tattoos has weakened I Also give myself some slack because I got a lot of the easy spots out of the way first and the only tattoos I’ve really been getting in the last year are on my back which Universally I hear from everyone that it is a really really tough spot and I’m only working down, baby So the rash hold for pain I feel like does not equal health as far as tattoos go in this theory So what is the immunity theory? And what am I talking about this whole time? so there’s a theory that getting tattooed can increase the immunity in an individual as the study showed that people with more tattoos had more Antibodies in their saliva when they were tested. This was tested against people’s saliva with less to no tattoos so in the saliva of the tattooed people Going up to moderately tattooed too heavily tattooed It showed that there were more of these antibodies in the heavily tattooed people than there were occurring in the saliva of the other controls being Medium tattooed some tattoos one tattoo, but what I found super interesting about this study Is that these antibodies in the immunity? We’re not going away after the person stopped getting tattooed or the tattoos healed So to put it into perspective if I was going to a shop pretty frequently getting tattooed To the point where I am now and then just stopped five years later According to the study my immunity would still have those found Antibodies in it versus someone like my boyfriend with no tattoos. So I feel like a This time I should probably mention tattoo flu, which is something I hear talked about in the community I get personally asked about it a lot and when I got my back tattoo You can probably remember all the gorgeous pictures of me wrapped in cellophane crying on a dirty mattress Does that disprove this theory? So when you’re getting tattooed white blood cells rush to the area in order to attack the invaders the needle the ink But a lot goes on while you’re getting tattooed that the white blood cells also combat swelling risk of infection and you’ll kind of see them going to work in the next couple days when you know Your tattoo is weeping and you’re seeing swelling and they’re hot to the touch and all of this can Exhaust any person especially if you are getting a huge piece like your back or your ribcage done It makes sense that your body is still working in that sense to heal The area that is swollen because it you know, it’s being penetrated with a ton of needles however I am NOT saying that this immunity that is in the saliva can really do anything to You know the exhaustion and stuff that comes with physically being tattooed because oftentimes I Treat being tattooed almost like going to the dentist. I’m very nervous. I can’t see what’s going on I just want it to be over and if you’re anything like me when I’m in the dentist chair, I’m clenching my fists and Straightening out my body the whole time like just a board and whatever yoga pose this is I’m in it hard for a long time and I don’t come out of yoga feeling real good or the dentist’s office or The tattoo shop, but I will say Healing my ribs with my shark tattoo Much much much much harder than my back tattoo make that connection. I don’t know but like I previously mentioned It is without a doubt that my tattoos heal faster than they used to when I first got them There’s a variety of things in effect like the quality of tattoo You’re receiving the artist the heavy handedness of the artist mark basically chisels me out of marble However, there are things that I’ve noticed that just don’t happen anymore. And one of them is the itch I do not feel the itch like I used to and I Used to have to carry around lotion with me for a month and it was fun and exciting I got to put it on in front of people and they were like what’s going on in there? I was like, I don’t know back tattoo you now you get the tattoo, it’s fine the last tattoo I got was on my back and I was a butterfly and I can without a doubt tell you I didn’t do anything to that thing and it was on my spine. So Does this help amplify the theory that tattooed people have more antibodies in? Their immune system because they’re being tattooed. It’s possible You know, I only covered I only looked at it briefly in this research but there were so many instances where ancient remains were found of people who Still had noticeable tattoos and they would get it They would get tattoos in their joints and they would get tattoos in their stomach and it was thought to relieved arthritis stomach pain Like tattooing has been around for so long and people have recognized it for having medicinal purposes I have kind of believed that these were spiritual but I also can’t deny that. I’m not getting sick very often Well, I’m fucking wood. What am I doing? And that my tattoos are healing significantly faster Hey, you’re wearing the shirt here and right there So the study relates this to a similar phenomenon as going to the gym So you go to the gym and initially when you go it’s difficult. There’s a lot of pain involved there’s a lot of recovery and downtime and then you continue to go and there’s less recovery and That’s sort of how it is related to getting tattooed. So as you get more tattooed Initially tattoos will cause you a lot of pain and discomfort and they will lend to an initial weakened immunity But the more often you get tattooed the stronger and stronger that immunity becomes however, there is no way to Regress and that is because the defense is already established so it stays there but to double back on what I said initially when you do get your first tattoo, it is said that receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological Responses potentially making you healthier and fighting common infections However, if you are just getting one tattoo you don’t have that same immunity response as you would if you are heavily tattooed, so there is the risk of Weakened immunity taking the day off Ouchy that really hurt so I thought that this study was pretty interesting and you can definitely read up on it if you would like there at a point in this research where they’re not making concrete claims But from what I’ve gathered there is a lot of kind of, you know hard to read little science jargon, but a lot of research has actually gone into this and for me I get excited for any research to come into tattooed world that is Serious and well conducted and I would lend my tattooed body to science Can you think of a heavily tattooed just badass person in your life who? Never gets sick and it’s tough as nails. I mean there has to be a reason that those two things are associated and in some of this research I offhand like read something about how there is just a higher amount of athletes with tattoos Across different sports and it was it was pretty interesting. I do see a lot of athletes with tattoos you see it It makes sense to you. But when you see the study it confirms it and that’s very interesting to me I just want to thank you guys so so much and I would look to thank today’s sponsor Joon’s journey Which he reads Amanda I’m playing June’s journey. What’s that? June’s journey is a hidden-object murder mystery game that takes place in the 1920s Oh Each level has a variety of hidden objects that need to be found. Is it difficult? Jun’s journey takes special care to make the level. It’s not too too difficult, but they’re very fast-paced So it is a great exercise in keeping your mind sharp. 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41 comments

  1. Interesting. It makes sense getting tattoos makes our immune system stronger. As for diet…. IDK… I'm definitely a carnavor, as are my friends, and most of us are tattooed and extremely healthy. We have a mix of work environment. Some construction, truck drivers, office workers and more. We rarely get sick and can go years without it occuring.

    My first ink didn't hurt much at all. I believe it really comes down to the placement. Some hurt more than others. How heavy handed the artist is counts too. I have always healed quickly, don't need to do much after care while it's healing. My first tattoo is now 30 yrs old and still looks like it did when it first healed.

  2. I'd have to question whether simply aging was the reason for your friends getting better immune systems. We need a bigger sample size! Also, comparing getting tattooed to going to the dentist is exactly how I've always described it.

  3. i really don't want to say this as a tattooed person but could the higher level of antibodies be due to a higher amount of inflammation? I hope there are medicinal purposes but i wonder about the ink we use today compared to those times.. i really try to avoid this topic purely due to my own communicability being a person who strives for health.. i just love tattoos! However, i deffo get sick less since being tattooed but i also went vegan around the same time <3

  4. I find different colours (and the black as well) will randomly flare up on my pikachu tattoo. They get raised and itchy. My other tattoos are only black but they haven't done that so I'm not sure if it's just the ink that artist used.

    I've also been struggling with lung/throat issues the past 4 months and am waiting to get better (if that ever happens) before I get my thigh tattoo finished. I just don't want to put more strain on my body while it's trying to heal things.

  5. My Mentor once told me that he knew a guy in the 80's who was getting tattooed every day for nearly a year. His tongue began to stain blue from supposedly the vast amounts of ink being pushed into his body. I don't know how true any of that is though haha

  6. Qck, the little self marketing bit at the beginning reminded me that I'm overdue for rewatching your 'Can I Cure My Bad Luck?' video. People, if you're looking for a video to watch after this one, please do yourselves a favor and go watch that one. It's SO good, you won't regret it. If you do, you're welcome to blame me.

  7. I think you just get less sick the older you are. Like I know most adults don't get sick as often as say college kids. The study is cool tho

  8. Have you seen the studies linking tattoo ink to cancer? Ink particles have been found in lymph node biopsies. Also I heard that the metals in ink hold heat differently and are more likely to cause skin cancer. What do you think?

  9. Wow that's crazy. I've got 7 tattoos, covering most of one arm. When I had like 3 or less tattoos and before that, I used to get sick and be in the hospital all the time. I haven't gotten sick like really at all in the past 2 years, 2 years ago being when I got my 6th tattoo. Like I really just don't get sick anymore.

  10. I definitely think my newer tattoos have healed significantly faster than when I first started getting tattooed. Sometimes I’m even surprised when it’s mostly healed after about 4 days. It’s so crazy to me. There is one particular issue I’ve had with a tattoo. The healing process was rough despite it being exactly how I’ve healed all my others. And this was a different artist that I had never been to before. I’m unsure of what happened, but for details understand that this tattoo is entirely raised, is so dark and black that people ask if it’s fresh all the time, and there are some spots where the ink is missing. It makes me wonder if it had something to do with the artist’s heavier hand or if my immunity was trash at the time of being tattooed. Regardless it’s the only tattoo like that and since then I’ve had zero issues healing any and they mostly heal within a few days.

  11. I love this and completely relate. I have always had these feelings regarding my tattoo healing but wasn’t sure if it was all in my head or not… I guess it is true!

  12. This is really interesting. I always wondered if my tattoos would weaken my immune system. I hope I finally stop getting that itch though.

  13. Everybody around me are worried for my health because i take one tattoo a year. It has made me feel awful and wonder if it really is bad for me. Thank you for talking about this, i really need to search this thing more now that it doesn't scare me anymore!

    Btw, i just bought your new merch shirt and can't wait to get it! Thanks for being awesome 🖤

  14. My boyfriend and I literally laughed so hard at the way that the ad was filmed that we couldn’t even hear the ad.

  15. So when I was getting blood work done, I had a doctor tell me that having tattoos and piercings lowered your immunity at all times. She also went on a huge rant though about heaven and hell and Buddha when I said the blood work was for gender affirming surgery. Also, she said I was "super healthy and everything looked good" until I mentioned it was for those reasons. Sooooooo I feel like she was just saying bullshit to make it look like I wasn't healthy enough for surgery. That's all I've got though in terms of tattoos and immunity. My tattoos have healed better and quicker over the years, but I also used to have an eating disorder and I'm a lot healthier now so I assumed it was for those reasons. Big shrug

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