Most people consider tattoos to be a form of self-expression and it tends to be something very personal.
One thing that needs to be kept in mind, however, is the fact that there are consequences when you get a tattoo. It will be on your body for the rest of your life and there may be some issues associated with it in some cases. Prior to the time that you get in the chair, you need to think about it carefully.
Some of the consequences are more difficult to take than others and that was the case for a teenager in central Columbia. Her name is Luisa Fernanda Buitrago and she experienced a consequence that was tragic because of her decision to get a tattoo.
When the 16-year-old girl got her right breast tattooed, she got ill from an infection. She ended up having a miscarriage and then her doctors told her that she would never walk again. It seems that the infection had spread to her spinal cord.
“As I had to take a lot of medicine, I had a miscarriage and lost the son I was carrying,” Fernanda Buitrago said.
“A year ago I had a tattoo done and it caused the bacteria that affected the spinal cord and stopped me from walking again.”
Things got even worse when she had surgery to remove liquid that had built up due to the infection. It ended up creating additional problems with her appendix.
Following this heartbreaking ordeal, she has gone on social media to warn others about the potential danger of getting a tattoo.
“It was hard when I was told by the surgeons that I would not able to walk again. My mum supported me a lot,” she shared.
“And it was hard when I left hospital because I needed help to get in and out of my wheelchair and my mum is not strong enough.”
“I was ashamed of being seen outside on the street, because people would point at me, but later I realized it was not good to stay at home all the time.”
It will be necessary for this teenager to go through another operation for her health. The problem is that she is facing a costly rehabilitation so her friends and family are pulling together to get the $4600 needed for treatment.