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Are tattoos bad for you in anyway?

Are tattoos bad for you in anyway?

Not regulated by FDA: The pigments / inks used in tattoos are not regulated by the us food and drug administration, which makes me a bit wary, especially when you consider that, over time, some of those substances will become absorbed through the skin into your system. So i would be concerned about the potential toxicity of the substances used to create the tattoos. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Is it bad or unhealthy to get a tattoo under my left breast ?

Is it bad or unhealthy to get a tattoo under my left breast ?

No: The health risk of getting a tattoo is lower now than ever before. It should be one ink one needle for one patient There is always the risk of infection allergic response and scar formation. Placing it under the breast is no different than on on the hip or elswhere ...Read more

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I'm on xarelto and I'd like to get my eyebrows tattooed. Is this à bad idea?

No.: Can't comment on the wisdom of tattooing, but from a medical standpoint this should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if having too many tattoos is bad for your health?

Possibly: The tattoo ihk is constantly being eaten by your immune cells and going to the lymph nodes. Over the years we have not seen an increase in cancer with tattoos however there may ne a new association to skin cancers and the yellow ink Its still early but mybe real. Red ink can cause allergic reactions a well. The more ink you have the more in the nodes. We do not know if its harmful 2 b full body ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to give yourself a tattoo?

Tattoo: Unless u r a tattooist and really good at it and can tolerate pain, then self-inflicted injury is not normal and can create problems like infection, bleeding and pain. ...Read more

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I got a tattoo 3 weeks ago it seems all smooth and healed but itching really bad what can I do?

I got a tattoo 3 weeks ago it seems all smooth and healed but itching really bad what can I do?

TATTOO ITCH: It's possible that you may be allergic to the various pigments in the tattoo. This may disappear shortly, but if it persists, check with the tattooist and find out where the tattoos itch and which pigments were applied there. Red tattoos are often the major cause of itching. Occasionally sun exposure can be responsible. But do check with your tattoo artist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it bad to get a tattoo while taking diet pills?

Can you tell me is it bad to get a tattoo while taking diet pills?

I know of no: Contraindication between tattoos and diet pills. However, as a physician, i must tell you that both come with health risks. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting for a few months and hurts badly i did not injured...ever since i got my tattoo in the ending of feb. what should I do?

My wrist has been hurting for a few months and hurts badly i did not injured...ever since i got my tattoo in the ending of feb. what should I do?

Checkup: You need an examination. The worst possibility is a septic joint. More likely you have a teno-synovitis (rheumatism) - perhaps a hypersensitivity reaction from the dye used. Alternatively, it could be unrelated. You may have a form of arthritis that needs to be determined. In any case, blood tests and possibly xrays would be helpful. ...Read more

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Would getting an inner finger tattoo be a bad idea?

Would getting an inner finger tattoo be a bad idea?

Yes: Recently a lot of establishments military, hospitals, nurses to name a few are making it harder to get a job with any tattoos on the hands and fingers ...Read more

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Is it a good or bad idea to get a tattoo on my genitals?

Bad: It's a bad idea. Tattoos can be diffcult to remove, even with laser. In addition, a tattoo can mask a cancerous lesion and make thier identification difficult. ...Read more