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I have only gotten minor keloids due to acnes on my jawline, chest, and upper back. if i get a tattoo will it form keloids?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Increased risk: keloids are uncommon after tattoos. Partly this is because keloids aren't that common and the population that gets most tattoos (light skin) are the population LEAST likely to get the keloids. If susceptible, increased likelihood.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Over 50% chance of any skin puncture becoming a keloid.
Oct 22, 2015

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