Mouth tattoos refer to any tattoo inside the mouth or on the lips. This can be either on the palate (roof of the mouth) or cheek, however, the most popular place is the inside of the bottom lip.
Some people also have lip tattoos around the edge of the mouth as a way of having permanent ‘lip liner’. This would also be classed as a mouth tattoo.
Health advice on mouth tattoos
Because of the potential harm to your health, mouth tattoos are never recommended.
Any tattoo comes with risks, however, mouth tattoos come with added dangers. Unlike tattoos on the outside of the skin, mouth tattoos are placed on soft tissue. This makes it extremely difficult to cover, protect and keep clean.
The mouth is constantly exposed to foreign substances – like food and drinks, as well as any anything else you might put in the mouth. This means the open wound, caused as a result of the tattoo, is more prone to damage and infection.
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