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Can You Be Allergic To Tattoos
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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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
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
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
If I have an allergic reaction from black henna , will I have a bad one when getting a real tattoo ?
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?
I'm not allergic to any medicine.... so my sister in law bought a tattoo gun that came with clean needles and everything was clean but before using th?
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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?
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
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?
Hi got a tattoo exactly 12 days ago and have suffered an allergic reaction from the ink. I have a rash with little raised bumps. How can I treat this?
Dermatologist: Visit a local dermatologist for treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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