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Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the area .A keloid on a tattoo would be extremely difficult to treat.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Tattoo and scars: Tattoos can be done over scar, however it is more difficult to tattoo scar.
Dr. John Walker
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Not safe: Tattooing can cause keloids. Avoid!keloids & hypertrophic scars are basically treated the same initially: silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online). If these don't help, see your dr for steroid/bleomyvin injections, or external electron-beam radiotherapy.Do not let anyone cut it out if keloid confirmed, it will simply grow larger!

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