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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Anything For Tattoo Soreness

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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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How much time will a thigh tattoo stay sore for?

How much time will a thigh tattoo stay sore for?

Why do you ask?: If you're going to get a tattoo, it's critical that you be certain that this is what you want. I have two, both extremely personal and precious to me. If you have to ask how long they will be sore (not long), then I suspect that you are not ready or this is not the right choice. Please wait until you know for sure. ...Read more

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My partner had a tribal tattoo on his shoulder about 1 week ago and it's recently started to pus and bleed a lot also very sore and raw?

Infected Tattoo: Given that your partner has pus and pain they need to be seen immediately at their medical clinic today or tomorrow. Please do not ignore this. Skin infections can become bad very quickly. ...Read more

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I just got a tattoo on my shoulder blade Friday. Today I am noticing a lot of muscle soreness, Is that normal?

I just got a tattoo on my shoulder blade Friday.  Today I am noticing a lot of muscle soreness,  Is that normal?

Tattoo needs eval: See your family doc to determine if you have a local infection or reaction to,the inks used. Recently, many skin reactions from ink allergies create ugly and painful areas at the tattoo site. And, get a hepatitis eval just to be sure you did not get more than a tattoo at the parlor. ...Read more

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I have a sore penis, and growth on my pelvis. I just got a tattoo, and had an epidermal cyst removed. What could be the problem?

I have a sore penis, and growth on my pelvis. I just got a tattoo, and had an epidermal cyst removed. What could be the problem?

Depends: Where did you get the tatoo and where was the cyst? The growth would need to be seen to be evaluated. The sore penis... Is it sore to the touch, sore to pee, sore all of the time? Depending on where the pain is and type of pain, it could be anything from an infection to trauma. ...Read more

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I got a tattoo last week. New needles were used. But i now have a sore throat when swallowing. What could be the problem? Thank you.

I got a tattoo last week. New needles were used. But i now have a sore throat when swallowing. What could be the problem? Thank you.

Might not be: It probably is just bad timing. If you know clean needles used you should be ok. If symptoms continue for 5 days you should get it checked out. ...Read more