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Can you be allergic to the ink in tattoos?

Can you be allergic to the ink in tattoos?

Yes: Some people are sensitive to the ink in tatoos....You can also develop severe infections from the ink. Check out this link..Good luck. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1124433-overview. ...Read more

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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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Can i be allergic to tattoos, how can I know?

Can i be allergic to tattoos, how can I know?

You might be: Allergic to pigments used. You would know based on reaction to tattoo. ...Read more

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If I am now allergic to body piercings will i be allergic to tattoos?

If I am now allergic to body piercings will i be allergic to tattoos?

Not necessarily: Most allergic reactions to piercings tend to be from the metal such as nickel or less commonly cobalt or gold. Adverse or allergic reactions to tattoos tend to be related to the inks that contain aluminum, iron or mercury. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo if I'm allergic to adhesives and latex?

Could I have a tattoo if I'm allergic to adhesives and latex?

Depends on severity: Tattoo ink is not regulated thus you can not account for its contents. Inks have multiple chemicals in them thus if there is latex you will have an allergy to your tattoo. I would be very cautious about getting a tattoo ...Read more

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Is it possible that I am allergic to tattoos since I have sensative skin?

Is it possible that I am allergic to tattoos since I have sensative skin?

Tattoos: If you have sensitive skin where you react to topical products constantly, it may not be a good idea to have a tattoo. I would avoid red dye at all cost and start with a small one in a non visible area to test it out first. ...Read more

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What could cause an allergic reaction to tattoo?

What could cause an allergic reaction to tattoo?

The dyes: It is usually an allergic contact reaction to one or more of the pigments used in tattoos. Since there is no strict regulation on the kind of pigment the artist puts into a person's skin, finding the culprit may be difficult unless you know what types of pigments were used. ...Read more

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For tattoo ink, is there anyway i can test if i'd be allergic to it?

Good question: I'm a fan and have two myself; curiously, there's a huge variety of inks. No lab test will reliably predict skin allergy. Your best bet is to visit with the artist and ask whether you could get a small injection of each color for trial. These folks are very interested in your having a good experience. ...Read more

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Can i tell me if my allergic to tattoos, will i become allergic to hair dye?

Probably not: The tattoos have substances in them that cause allergies. The most common color for this to occur in is red ink. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I get an allergic reaction from henna if i've already gotten a tattoo?

Can you tell me can I get an allergic reaction from henna if i've already gotten a tattoo?

Yes: A professional tattoo ink isn't henna so if you became allergic its not due to that ink however henna is not always safe. On occasion it causes a darkening of the skin, a thickening of the skin and allergic reactions on the skin. Henna allergy would cause itching, swelling and redness on the areas of application. If this is happening wash it off and do not use henna anymore ...Read more

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If I have an allergic reaction from black henna , will I have a bad one when getting a real tattoo ?

If I have an allergic reaction from black henna , will I have a bad one when getting a real tattoo ?

No: Henna is not related to the pigments used in tattooing although one can potentially become allergic to metallic pigments and other dyes used in tattooing. ...Read more

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I recently got a tattoo that has the color pink in it. No obvious sign of allergic reaction near it. But body has been feeling itchy. Allergic reacti?

Possibly: How long has it been since you tattoo? All signs of irritation should subside by six weeks. Is there any associated rash? If so just check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm proned 2 allergic reactions but never a reaction to tattoo/hair dye. I just got a tattoo & hair dyed on same day (diff. Colors) will this harm me?

No: If you are not allergic to the tattoo pigments or hair dye, you are at no higher risk in developing an allergic reaction to these two unrelated products. ...Read more

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I got a tattoo 1 week ago. Only the places where white ink was used are swollen. The rest is flat. Is this an allergic reaction to the white ink?

I got a tattoo 1 week ago. Only the places where white ink was used are swollen. The rest is flat. Is this an allergic reaction to the white ink?

Yes, probably.: The most common allergen is red ink, but you can be allergic to any color of ink. Hydrocortisone cream and tincture of time may solve the problem; if not, a dermatologist will have to inject a steroid solution into the swollen areas (not as bad as it sounds). If that fails (which is rare), the only other option is removing the pigment, which can be done with specialized lasers. ...Read more

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I am allergic to all metals but titanium. It causes a skin reaction of redness and swelling. I was debating getting a tattoo. Can I with this allergy?

Would not advise it: it may be wise you're not to do the tattoo. If you wish to pursue your choice you need to see a dermatologist who can skin test you to see exactly what metals you may be allergic to. A lot of people are allergic to nickel, but a dermatologist can clarify this. ...Read more

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Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Is black tattoo ink hypoallergenic? Are allergic rxns to this rare for those with history of allergies? (AR, chronic urticaria....)

Tattoo inks are safe: But some people still react to them. "hypoallergenic" isn't a guarantee against allergy. Anyone can have an allergic reaction to nearly any substance, even after years of exposure. In general, tattoo ink allergic reactions are fairly rare. Only use a reputable artist. If you're concerned, ask for a test spot in an inconspicuous area 1-2 weeks before a full tattoo as a precautionary measure. ...Read more