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why do you have to wait a year before getting a tattoo over a scar

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Younggren
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Scar Changes: The scar stil undergoes significant changes in the first year to include changes in size, laxity, and coloration. Most artists prefer to know that the ... Read More
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar tissue : Probably too dense to inject the tattoo ink into must wait a year to soften.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: that's fine. Be sure it is something you truly want for the rest of your life.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Humaira Hashmi
23 years experience Gastroenterology
Tattoo: Do you have any leakage from the site ? If so you should avoid getting a tattoo . Otherwise I think it will be ok
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Laser tattoo removal: There is a reasonable risk for scarring with laser tattoo removal although the lasers have gotten very good in the last few years. The best approach f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ok but use expert: Yes it is usually safe to use a "cover up" tattoo but scars do not behave the same as normal intact skin when it comes to ornamental pigmentation so s ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Tattoos : I would recommend no more tattoos because of risk of infections and some recent data showing increases risk of sarcoidosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not really: In some cases, the tattoo may help to hide a unsightly scar. But generally, if you are not happy with a scar, you should have scar revision treatment ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If you are prone to forming a keloid this could happen.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
It's possible, but: Tattoo ink is deposited in the dermis, second-down layer of the skin. There it is internalized by macrophages, clean up cells of the skin. Because mac ... Read More
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