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Arm Band Tattoos
I got a tattoo done last night & my arm ofcourse got real swollen well I had a rubber band with a paper towel over my tat 4 a few hours what could hap?
Take off the rubber: band immediately. Clean the tattoo gently and apply a greasy lotion like aquaphor ...Read more
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
I got a tatto on my left arm it got real swollen & to stop the bleeding I put a paper towel wit a rubber band on for a few hour can I get blood clot ?
Unlikely: it is unlikely that you will get a blood clot simply from a rubber band. If for some reason you start to see significant swell of the whole arm the you would want to be seen and have a blood clot ruled out. Make sure you clean the site with anti microbial soap and water. A snug gauze dressing is fine til the skin heals. ...Read more
I have a mark on my arm from sucking on it as a small child. It looks like a hickey basically. What would happen if I tattooed over this mark?
Doubt it: If you have a mark there, I doubt it has anything to do with your teething/sucking habits as a baby.Those all heal if the skin is normal.You likely have congenital skin defect or nevus.These often have irregular depth and a collection of blood vessels underneath. If you know an experienced tattoo artist they can look at the skin and let you know how well a tattoo would take/cover it. ...Read more
Ok for what?: I don't understand,,If you like them its okay. If you are talking about jobs it may hinder you in getting a job or being promoted. If you want laser tattoo removal then yes a physician with the proper lasers normally could remove all but the yellow an white inks the majority of the time ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Look and feel.: Generally bacterial infection is heralded by redness or red streaking, swelling of the local area, warmth at the site, discharge, and maybe more systemic and distant signs like fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. Viral infection and other blood born infections such as hepatitis and HIV viruses may not give you local symptoms at all. ...Read more
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