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Doctor insights on: Arm Band Tattoos

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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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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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What to do if I have tattoo of flowers on my arms is that ok?

What to do if I have tattoo of flowers on my arms is that ok?

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

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What would cause a red streak up the arm after a tattoo ?

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

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How can I tell if my arm is infected where i just got a tattoo?

How can I tell if my arm is infected where i just got a tattoo?

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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I had the tattoo for a year now and some small bumps just pop up on my arm under my tattoo what do I do to get them to go away ??

Rash: Having a tattoo doesn't exempt you from having rashes but makes it hard to diagnose. Allergic reactions to the ink are less likely at this point. If it's the upper arm you could have a benign condition called keratosis pilaris ...Read more

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Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Infection: This could be drainage from the tattoo up with lymph system. I would see an M.D. to see if you have an infection. ...Read more

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