The American Pregnancy Association suggests waiting until you’ve
delivered to get your next tattoo, but they also give tips for pregnant
women who want to add a little ink to their body while pregnant.
Makeup tattoos are no different from traditional tattoos and pose the same risks of infection. Pregnant women should steer clear of the tattooing process during pregnancy in order to eliminate the risk of HIV or Hepatitis B infection.
Tattoo removal during pregnancy is not recommended because of possible increase in skin scarring.
Information is limited as to the risks related to preexisting tattoos tatoos and pregnancy. It is important to inform your physician of any and all tattoos and the age of each to minimize any possible risks. But as your body changes, your tattoo likely changes too, and there is no guarantee it will look the same after the pregnancy.
Getting a new tattoo before or during pregnancy is not a good idea because during pregnancy there are significant skin changes which will have a negative effect on the tattoo.