Tattoo Question - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aleu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 54
Tattoo Question

I just found this information out yesterday. Ive been designing my tat for 2 years now and deciding on where to put it. Now that ive figured that out Ive visited some shops and talked to some of the artists. One of them told me that if I am allergic to fish (I am not formally allergic to shellfish but it makes me nauseous and gives me a tummy ache) they said I shohld avoid red dye. Is this true? Has anyone heard of this before?

They also told me about iodine but I believe I am ok with iodine. Red inks comprised most of my tat designs so im pretty bummed out if it is indeed a guarantee that id react to the red.

"People will forget what you said and they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

Last edited by Aleu; 01-19-2013 at 02:28 PM. Reason: typo
Aleu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:30 PM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
o_O That is interesting. Now I must know.


Except my ex is allergic to shellfish and has a bunch of tattoos. Not sure if he has used red yet. Haven't heard about him dying or anything -.- so... I dunno.

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aleu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
o_O That is interesting. Now I must know.


Except my ex is allergic to shellfish and has a bunch of tattoos. Not sure if he has used red yet. Haven't heard about him dying or anything -.- so... I dunno.
Lol i dont think id die. The problem would be my skin would reject the ink and it could push the red out (u doing all the work) or scar. Shellfish isnt in the ink...artist said it would be an indicator I would reject the ink. :(

see im not even that allergic...I would just say sensitive. I never break out in hives or anything lol but ive been told allergies build up. Im going to ask more people here but of course I figured id ask here on the off chance someone knows.

"People will forget what you said and they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
Aleu is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:45 PM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Is there a way to have a different shade, or would it still work the same way I wonder? I'm interested in seeing the tattoo you planned :3

Also I just noticed... I have that dragon in your avatar xD

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aleu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Is there a way to have a different shade, or would it still work the same way I wonder? I'm interested in seeing the tattoo you planned :3

Also I just noticed... I have that dragon in your avatar xD
I can post one of them soon itd have to be tweaked by a tat artist.

And sadly no I could not work sround no red...it invovles a red fox and brazilian rainbow boa.

"People will forget what you said and they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
Aleu is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aleu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 54
And thats funny about the dragon. No name betta hides in his mouth often he loves that thing.

"People will forget what you said and they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
Aleu is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:27 PM
Member
 
Sena Hansler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CANADA
Posts: 11,197
Hmm well, the only real way to find out is a test line. Honestly... Do maybe only a very small section of it, and wait to see what happens.

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.
Sena Hansler is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Aleu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sena Hansler View Post
Hmm well, the only real way to find out is a test line. Honestly... Do maybe only a very small section of it, and wait to see what happens.
Yeah :/ I have to see if I cam redesign it first though in black in white in case the test line fails. He said that the test lines are inaccurate because its not enough ink. Im going to ask more people. Thank you for the input :)

"People will forget what you said and they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
Aleu is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Member
 
djembekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,108
i don't think i've ever heard that. i have heard that red ink is one that rejects a lot though. never heard anyone relate it to shellfish allergies.

~bekah
i like fish and piercings and yarn
http://freshwaterfish.tumblr.com
i <3 snails
55 gallon planted journal

ukuleles djembes and happiness
djembekah is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:29 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 3,336
I've had a few tattoos and no-one ever asked me that question.

I never even heard of the potential problem until now

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Betta tattoo :) Sena Hansler Betta Art 15 05-14-2012 08:36 AM
Getting a Tattoo.. Gloria The Lounge 12 11-27-2011 01:35 PM
Tattoo(s)? n3wport The Lounge 36 08-16-2011 02:42 PM
Got a tattoo! PitGurl The Lounge 3 06-14-2011 05:25 AM
Got my tattoo! danifacetastic The Lounge 4 03-13-2011 08:47 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome