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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 (Definition)

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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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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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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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