7 Reasons Why Tattoos Relieve Stress

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

Stress awareness is a very important topic of discussion and has recently been brought into the limelight by the COVID-19 pandemic. People have been trying to find out various ways to relieve their stress for centuries, which has created many therapeutic procedures like acupuncture, exercising, mental health management, and many more.

Tattoos are famous for being a way of self-expression for years, but did you know that they can help keep the body healthy and safe against microbes and stress? The tattoo needle, ink, and the placement of the design on your body can mean many different things personally, but it could even alleviate tension.


Let’s have a look at the various ways how your new tattoo helps your body in reducing stress and pressure:


Therapeutic effects:

There is evidence found on human fossils that some tattoos were created in areas that correspond to the points of acupuncture, used in Eastern medicine. Acupuncture is popular all over the world even today as it helps to heal some ailments, notably arthritis.


Some cultures, even today, use medicinal tattooing to cure diseases. The oldest mummified body found in the world, the 5,000-year-old man Ötzi, also had tattoos along the acupuncture meridians, as his group must’ve believed that it would help cure his many diseases. Tattoos can also be used to diminish the pain caused by stress and strain.


Multiple tattoos improve your immune system:

A study published in the American Journal of Human Biology asserts that when a person gets a tattoo, the body’s immune system sends out antibodies to combat the foreign material injected in the body, which causes the area to swell a bit and scabs to form. After consecutive tattoos, the body has ready antibodies formed to combat the foreign materials and hence does not have as major a reaction as it did just after the