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how long do you have to cover up a tattoo after getting one

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Dr. Gregory Herbich
39 years experience Dermatology
Yes but . : Laser is a much preferred method to remove tattoos because skin grafts often look unnatural.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
NO DON"T DO IT: If this is a true keloid, it will only make it worse. Stay far far away.
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
Safe but noeffective: Tattoo pigment is usually not well taken up in scar tissue so the cosmetic result may be less than expected. The trauma of the tattooing process may a ... Read More
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Dr. John Di Saia
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: You could traumatize the keloid and it would probably get worse. Not a good idea.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Depends: If the blood problems are hemophilia or other bleeding disorder than yes avoid tattoos you don't need the extra risks.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
Cannot tell: Tatoos are a risk factor for acquiring hepatitis c. Sometimes it is contaminated ink while other times it is not adequately sterilized equipment. Not ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: I'm not an electrical engineer, but I think it's a bad idea. If you insist, you may receive an inappropriate shock from your device. Even worse, it ma ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
0 days: waiting is not necessary
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: There is no contraindication to getting a tattoo. However; a tattoo puts you at risk for infection and you need to protect that kidney. I would not ri ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Tattoo: There is no relation to taking oral antibiotics and the fading of a tattoo. However i take off a lot of tattoo's from people who change their mind ab ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: Not normal to have any fever after tattoo. If infected tattoo, there will be a reaction where it was done. If contaminated needle, it might be serious ... Read More

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