Okay so after establishing that I can not get a tattoo in pregnancy. I am resigned to wait until after the birth. It seems that while worried of hepatitis and stuff are unfounded now as a reputable places only use sterilized equipment and new needles, they worry seems to be about the ink and the stress hormones that might affect the baby. That I can understand, not that I find tattooing very stressful but still better safe than sorry.
Breast feeding seems to be another issue, Le Leche League seeme to think that the ink particles were too big to pass into breast milk so from that point of view it was fine. There was some question about infection, although systemic infection from tattoo’s is rare now a days. The only issue that might arise is the again the stress hormones might affect the milk and the way it tastes. I think i might wait until pinkgeekbaby is 6 months and on solids and then pump before I go and use that milk afterwards and then pump and dump the few feeds after just to be sure. My children breast feed for 2 years and I can not wait that long!
a Celtic symbol that represents life’s main triads in eternal movement and balance, like birth, life and death, body, mind and soul or sky, sea and earth.
According to Uriel’s Machine by Knight and Lomas (2003) the triple spiral may represent the nine month period of human pregnancy, since the sun takes a fourth of a year to go from the celestial equator (an equinox) to extreme north or south declination (a solstice), and vice versa. During each three-month period, the sun’s path appears to form a closely-wound quasi-helical shape, which can be likened to a spiral, so that three spirals could represent nine months, providing an explanation for a link between fertility and the triple-spiral symbol.
I want to put each of the kids names in one of the spirals, no idea where I am going to put it though – ideas?