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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It varies: The fact that different operators give widely different advice tells me that there's little science here, and little possibility of major problems. Yo ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheri Yasuna
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tattoo aftercare: Wash gently with a mild,unscented, antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day, and gently pat dry with a clean towel. Rub a thin layer of Aquaphor over the ta ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
If it was prescribed: I would think you could assume it was safe.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Itchy ink: Itching after a new tattoo is most likely due to the healing process and can be minimized by use of a thick moisturizer in ointment form, such as Aqua ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
51 years experience Dermatology
Tetracaine : This topical anesthetic is not very effective in numbing the skin prior to tattoo placement. Expect a fair amount of pain when you undergo this proce ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
No: You may either have an infection or allergy. See your primary care doctor ASAP either ineffective or causing the problem
A member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
15 years experience Dermatology
Greasy: I would suggest using something simple - like vaseline or aquaphor to promote healing.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
20 years experience Pain Management
Tattoo Numb Cream: Hello. If no contraindication, topical lidocaine gel would be useful for your pain relief. Works on numbness, pins and needle, burning, stabbing, etc. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: What do you mean by healing tattoos? The inflammation resolves on its own. A steroid cream is not needed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Tattoo cream: There is no tattoo cream that will remove a tattoo.

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