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A 28-year-old female asked:

hi i have keloids on my ears an a possible on my back the size of a chicken pox i scratched when i was in 4th grade. can i get tattoos on my legs?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
You can but...: You may develop scars or keloids in your tattoos.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
KELOIDS/ TATTOOS: DIFFICULT QUESTION. IF YOU ARE PRONE TO KELOIDS, I WOULD HESITATE TO GET TATTOOS. YOU COULD POSSIBLY TRY GETTING A TINY TATTOO ON YOUR LEG, AND IF THIS COMES OUT OK, THEN YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING ONE OR TWO MORE LARGER ONES. BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. . .

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Last updated Jun 26, 2015

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