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A 20-year-old female asked:

if by chance one has a nickel allergy, or sensitivity to metals inside the body, is it still safe to get a small tattoo?even with tics? tattoo safety?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Tattoo allergy: There are a variety of heavy metals used in tattoos that can possibly cause allergic reactions and nickel is one of them. If you are concerned (as you should be), I would have a patch done done of all colors you intend to use in your tattoo. The tic disorder has no effect on whether or not to get a tattoo.

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