Do Tattoos Have Health Benefits?


A new study suggests that getting multiple tattoos can strengthen the immune system.

Tattoos serve many purposes, unique to each wearer. They are a means of expression, a symbolic ode to something meaningful, and a form of wearable art. Tattoos are also quite painful—which is certainly no secret.

While some get hooked on getting inked, others aren’t as eager to return to the “ouch” of the process. But with new findings on the horizon, you may want to reconsider going back for another, even if you’re not fond of the tattoo needle. A new study suggests that the pain endured while getting tattooed on more than one occasion could actually be a means to strengthening your immune system. You know what they say, no pain, no gain.