Study: Getting more tattoos boosts immune system

Posted at 4:05 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 19:05:25-04

A new study shows people with multiple tattoos may have strong immune systems.

According to the American Journal of Human Biology, getting the first tattoo makes a person's immune system weaker.

However, as a person accumulates more tattoos, his or her body becomes used to the repeated stress.

Researchers compare the actions as going to the gym, where a person usually feels bad after going the first time, but their bodies eventually get used to the stress.

Click here to read the American Journal of Human Biology study.