Kailyn Lowry Faces Backlash for Getting Tattoo While Breastfeeding

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kailyn lowry full sleeve tattooKailyn Lowry's at it again! Just days after mentioning she would be going back into the tattoo parlor to get her huge back piece "fixed," she presented her new, graphic, intense full sleeve tattoo of a human heart strapped to a time bomb. Wild! What it symbolizes the Teen Mom star has yet to explain, but the theme of her ink isn't the only thing raising eyebrows!

As you may know, Kailyn's breastfeeding her newborn Lincoln Marshall Marroquin, to whom she gave birth last month, and some docs recommend against getting inked while breastfeeding. But for the most part, that advice seems overly cautious.

The recommendation to steer clear of body art while breastfeeding is based on a fear of infection. Tattoo needles could pose a very small risk of transmitting hepatitis C. Some research shows that a larger, multi-colored tattoo poses a higher risk than small black tattoos. But on the other hand, a study showed that the risk of contracting hepatitis is actually higher during a dentist visit than while getting a tattoo!

Sounds like it all boils down to trusting your tattoo artist -- which it seems like Kailyn really does -- and being inked at a parlor that's clean and reputable. Kailyn is a loyal fan of Sick Ink Studios, so I'd guess she feels confident about the safety of getting her ink done there, even while breastfeeding little Lincoln. So no need to worry. I'm sure the tattooed mom of two has her infant's best interest at heart!

How do you feel about getting inked while breastfeeding?


Image via Kailyn Lowry/Instagram

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shutu... shuturpiehole

That is NOT a full sleeve.

Frances Hérbert

That would be painful on some many levels, it takes concentration to fight through the pain when you are getting a tattoo, I can't imagine breastfeeding at the same time. 


linzemae linzemae

She probably pumpesd before. And this isn't her first tattoo. Im sure she trusts her tattoo artist

nonmember avatar Mrsbarton89

Psshht... I got both of the tops of my feet tattoo'd While breast feeding my 2 month old son. & the tattoo artist had to ask me when he was done, why I didn't flinch or need a break to get the whole top of my feet done...lol...after you have a baby all natural and are breast feeding, the pain of a tattoo is Nothing!

I think this is just another mommy war waiting to happen :(

nonmember avatar Michelle

I had it done. 18 years ago when I was brestfeeding my second child. Didn't have any issues. People need to chill.

Christine Armington

I got ink when I was breastfeeding. No biggie as long as you are going through a reputable and sterile tattoo parlor.


jeesh these people just cant catch a break. im sure if she was sitting at a tattoo studio bottle feeding her child she would get lashed out at for NOT breastfeeding. give her a break. shes an adult now and can make her own decisions. how about we all just keep our noses in our OWN business from now on..rock the ink kailyn!!

nonmember avatar Ashley

I got a tattoo while breastfeeding my newborn and I also got permission from my OB GYN and his primary care doctor. It doesn't harm the baby in any way. I feel people try to find reasons to bash any reality tv star or celebrity.

nonmember avatar Frankie

I don't think there is any harm in getting some ink while you're breastfeeding. As long as its a sterile place and needles she has nothing to worry about. Everyone needs to mind there own. She's an adult we don't need to b on her on every move she makes*

Holly Chisholm

getting tattos when breastfeeding sours the milk atleast thats what i got told when i wanted to get mine done n i was breastfeeding my daughter at the time and was told i had to wait until after i stopped breastfeeding.

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