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risks of tattoo inks

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes: I had a patient who almost did, in fact. He drew up ink from a pen into his Insulin syringe and proceeded to tattoo himself. Within some days he prese ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I agree with dr. Lewy- weiss. Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus ps ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Good question: I'm a fan and have two myself; curiously, there's a huge variety of inks. No lab test will reliably predict skin allergy. Your best bet is to visit wi ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
No: No. Not likely that big of a deal!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
23 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Some people are sensitive to the ink in tatoos....You can also develop severe infections from the ink. Check out this link..Good luck. http://emed ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: Writing ink is composed of a combination of dyes pigments solvents and water according to medline plus. These ingredients individually and together ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes with cautions: India ink is generally safe but there have been situations where contact dermatitis, allergic reactions and staining of the skin have occurred. In g ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes : If for anything then at least to learn what to look out for, for how long, and when to get medical attention. If one gets sick it may not manifest rig ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
There is: There is no safe tattoo. Your biggest concern is infection and being allergic to dye.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Need more info: You don't tell me what allergies you suffer from. Several tattoo inks can cause skin allergies that present themselves as redness, oozing and itching ... Read More

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