Male Organ Tattoos – 4 Risks that All Men Should Understand

May 4 16:28 2013 John Dugan Print This Article

Male organ tattoos are a relatively uncommon practice; however, men considering getting one need to be aware of potential safety issues. Caring for the male organ post-tattoo is also important to maintaining male organ health.

While the idea of a male organ tattoo may cause most men to physically cringe,Guest Posting there are some willing to brave the needle on their nether regions. While the process of a male organ tattoo is no different than getting one on any other body part, there are potentially serious risks involved.  So while it is always a good idea to “think before you ink,” this mantra may be especially true in this scenario. In any case, men considering a male organ tattoo need to be aware of the risks and side effects, as well as the best male organ care methods post-procedure.

Potential Risk of Male organ Tattoos

Infection:  As with any tattoo, there is a risk of infection. The actual process of tattooing involves a needle piercing the skin and injecting ink into the body.  The risk for infection is, of course, exacerbated by unsanitary conditions and dirty equipment. Tattooing of any kind should always be done by a professional in a clean environment with new, sterile needles.

Skin Damage:  A male organ tattoo can easily lead to scarring of the delicate skin and underlying connective tissue.  Think about the skin on the male organ compared to, say, the arm, which is overlying a thick layer of muscle. The skin of the male organ is much more fragile in nature and thus, more susceptible to scarring.  Individuals who have a history of keloid scarring on other areas of their bodies – scars that are abnormally raised and spread beyond the site of the skin trauma – are well-advised not to get tattoos anywhere, especially on the male organ.  The act of tattooing is highly likely to cause the raised scar in those individuals, which is not something most men want on their male organ.

Permanent Firmness: Also known as priaprism, the condition is not as much fun as it may sound.  Priaprism occurs when blood is physically unable to exit the male organ, causing painful flooding of the male organ chambers and potential nerve damage if left untreated.  Documented cases of male organ tattoos leading to this condition are thought to be caused by a needle penetrating the male organ too deeply, creating a fistula in the inner tissue. Not only is this a painful condition that interferes with one’s intimate life, it is one that likely needs surgical intervention to be treated.  While not all male organ tattoos lead to priaprism, it is a very real risk, particularly with a tattoo artist who is less experienced with tattooing that specific body part.

Nerve Damage: Even if a needle slip does not cause priaprism to develop, it may still lead to permanent nerve damage in the area.  The male organ is a veritable roadmap of nerve endings and, unfortunately, a minor slip of the wrist could leave the wearer of the tattoo with unpleasant nerve damage to go with it.

Post-Tattoo Male Organ Care

There are ways to prevent or reduce unpleasant side effects of a male organ tattooing.  Be sure to keep the entire area clean while it is healing and always maintain proper hygiene to reduce the risk of infection. Do keep a close eye out for signs of infection and seek medical attention if pain, bleeding, redness, or soreness persists beyond a reasonable period of time.

The success and safety of a tattoo originates with the tattoo artist one chooses, so be sure they are reputable and have an impeccably clean space that they are working in. Needles, of course, should never be reused in order to prevent the transmission of blood-born illnesses. It is also prudent to ask the artist if they have completed male organ tattoos in the past, and ask to see photos of the work.

Once the male organ has returned to its normal state, aside from the new artwork, men should use a male organ health creme which contains vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) as part of their daily male organ care routine.  A high-quality male organ health creme may also reduce scarring of the area, decrease the chance of infection and help improve the health of the male organ skin overall.

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John Dugan
John Dugan

For additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy male organ, visit: John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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