Pregnancy is a time where one should be taking care of mom (and baby) first, which means getting a tattoo or piercing while pregnant isn’t the best idea. Expecting moms already have compromised immune systems, which makes modifications during pregnancy a no-go.
If a shop is readily willing to tattoo or pierce an expecting mom, they aren’t acting reputably, which is a risk that shouldn’t be taken. Any open wound is a risk to a pregnant woman, so why would someone want to expose a soon to be mother to any additional risks or stress?
Allowing yourself to recover fully from pregnancy will mean your body is better able to heal from the tattoo or piercing, which means better results that are worth the wait. It is advisable to refrain from undergoing any and all body art procedures during a pregnancy, even just an ear lobe stretch. It is best to let your body focus on the important, complex and demanding task that it is handling already.
Respectfully, please wait. There are several concerns about tattoos and piercings, so it's probably best to wait until after delivery and weaning to get either pierced or tattooed. Here are some things to consider: