The Bizarre Side Effects Of Getting A Tattoo

Thinking of getting a tattoo?

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We’ve probably all at some point pondered the idea of getting a tattoo. 

Whether it be something meaningful to remind us of our family or our past, or something that’s just a bit of fun, it’s something a lot of people are fond of. 

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While some of us will only ever ponder the idea, there are a lot of Aussies who head to the tattoo parlour for some artsy design. 

But there’s something you might not know about getting a tattoo that’s a very strange side effect: it changes the way you sweat. 

Literally. 

The New York Post recently reported that experts found that people with tattooed skin produce LESS sweat in comparison to those with non-tattooed skin. 

Not only that, but the sweat of tattooed people contained almost TWICE the amount of sodium. 

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Some are warning for people to take heed of this before making the decision to get a tattoo, as sweating is a vital function that helps us to control our body temperatures.

A reduction in the amount we sweat can potentially lead to dangerous outcomes, even leading us to overheat and suffer heat stroke (which is deadly is serious cases). 

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The research also suggested that the content and increased loss of sodium in tattooed-skin could mean you become dehydrated quicker, suffering from more cramp. 

The study was carried out by researchers at Alma College in Michigan, U.S.A, and they believe this could be due to the permanent changes skin undergoes when tattoos. 

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