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Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the area. A keloid on a tattoo would be extremely difficult to treat. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more


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If you have keloid skin, can you still get a tattoo?

If you have keloid skin, can you still get a tattoo?

Yes: But it can trigger a keloid too. Any skin injury can cause a keloid. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a question about scarring and tattoos. I have keloids on my shoulder but they aren't from trauma to the skin. Can I get a leg tattoo?

Hello, I have a question about scarring and tattoos. I have keloids on my shoulder but they aren't from trauma to the skin. Can I get a leg tattoo?

No: You risk getting keloids at the site of tattoos. Tattoos are a form of self mutilation and even a person without risk of keloids should not get those.
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My father has keloid skin, so there's a chance I might have it. I got a tattoo and haven't experienced any keloids. Can I get my ears pierced also?

Skin: I am a keloid former too. I understand you have had a tattoo and did not form keloid. Have you had a cut? Tattoos do not break the skin layer and keloid develops from "proud flesh" that develops from exuberant wound healing. ...Read more

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Can I have tattoo if my skin having keloid?

Can I have tattoo if my skin having keloid?

Be careful: Any form of trauma to the skin (include getting a tattoo) can cause a keloid if you are keloid prone. It is a hard question to answer. A tattoo rarely causes keloids, but it is certainly possible. Err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get tattoos on my keloids?

Can you tell me if I could get tattoos on my keloids?

Yes but. .: Tattoo over a keloid can help disguise the keloid but runs the risk of activating the keloid scarring which can make the situation more obvious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo to cover keloids?

Is it safe to get a tattoo to cover keloids?

NO DON"T DO IT: If this is a true keloid, it will only make it worse. Stay far far away. ...Read more

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I am planning to have a tattoo but I have a keloid on my knee due to a bike accident. Is this a sign that I should not get a tattoo?

I am planning to have a tattoo but I have a keloid on my knee due to a bike accident. Is this a sign that I should not get a tattoo?

Possibly: Should discuss with dermatologist as you may be at higher risk for keloid type response to tattoo. There may be some medication that you could take or apply to minimize this risk depending on size and location of tattoo. ...Read more

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I am a kidney recipient. However, I have keloids on my neck and chest. Is it possible that I can get a tattoo?

Recommend against it: Even if you were not a kidney transplant recipient, if you have keloids, getting a tattoo can trigger keloids to form at the site of the tattoo. In addition, since you are going to be on anti-rejection meds, you do have a higher risk of developing skin infections. ...Read more

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I have only gotten minor keloids due to acnes on my jawline, chest, and upper back. If I get a tattoo will it form keloids?

Increased risk: keloids are uncommon after tattoos. Partly this is because keloids aren't that common and the population that gets most tattoos (light skin) are the population LEAST likely to get the keloids. If susceptible, increased likelihood. ...Read more

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So I wanna know if I can get a tattoo? So I wanna know if I can get a tattoo? When I was in 8th grade I got my ears pierce 2-3 weeks after that I got a keloid but didn't know it was until my 10 grade yr. It really wasn't noticeable it was small but when I

So I wanna know if I can get a tattoo? So I wanna know if I can get a tattoo? When I was in 8th grade I got my ears pierce 2-3 weeks after that I got a keloid but didn't know it was until my 10 grade yr. It really wasn't noticeable it was small but when I

I: I definitely would not recommend getting a tattoo. You already know that you are prone to keloids, so any injury to the skin, including a tattoo can predispose you to more. I would highly recommend avoiding any unnecessary procedure to your skin, because keloids are difficult to treat and often cannot be treated effecively. ...Read more

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I got my ears pierced and got keloids I want a tattoo and I haven't had got keloids on other parts from getting deep cuts or scrapes should I get it?

I got my ears pierced and got keloids I want a tattoo and I haven't had got keloids on other parts from getting deep cuts or scrapes should I get it?

Keloids: Keloids can form after skin injuries from:

acne,
burns,
chickenpox,
ear piercing,
minor scratches,
cuts from surgery or trauma,
vaccination sites,
tattoos.
Do not get the tattoo. ...Read more

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I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there?

I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there?

Possibly: Although anyone can form a keloid scar some ethnic groups are at more risk of developing them. You are 16% more susceptable if you are African-American or Hispanic. ...Read more

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I had a keloid in my left ear and a tiny tiny one in my right from my ear peircings. Do you think I would be able to get a tattoo on, say, my ankle?

I had a keloid in my left ear and a tiny tiny one in my right from my ear peircings. Do you think I would be able to get a tattoo on, say, my ankle?

Yes: If you are prone to keloids you should avoid tattoos. It would be unsightly over a large area. Were u prone to keloids anywhere else on your body? How large would the tattoo be? Does keloids run in the family? Most hypertrophic scars are not keloids. Questions to ponder in making your decision. ...Read more

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Can you get tattoes over surgical scars if they are not keloids?

Yes: After the scars have healed enough (ask your artist what they recommend), one can tattoo over the scar. Scars do not hold pigment as well as normal skin area so expect to need a touch-up or two before it looks perfect. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get keloids just from a specific skin trauma?

Keloids & trauma: In those prone to keloid formation, a minor trauma can precipitate keloid formation. ...Read more

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I have a big forehead and am thinking of getting my hairline moved down in a couple of years. I do get keloids. Will these procedures scar my skin?

I have a big forehead and am thinking of getting my hairline moved down in a couple of years. I do get keloids. Will these procedures scar my skin?

Don't do it: If you get keloids don't do this procedure. Try a wig or other cosmetic improvement. I would not want you to have large keloids on your face. Good luck. See plastic surgery expert for definitive advice. ...Read more

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I have a surgery scar under my left Breast. It has formed due to hyper active skin repairment. Its probably called keloid. How to get rid of this scar?

Scar??: Best to be seen by boarded PS in yin area to be examined to determine the type and nature of the scar you have. Either injection, scar treatment sheeting or creams, re excision with injection of steroid and micro Botox to edges, or radiation therapy are the options... ...Read more

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Can tattoos cause keloids?

Yes: Keloids are caused by skin injury in susceptible people. While piercing is one of the most common causes, tattoos (due the injury caused by the needle) are also common. In addition, some people can have excessive reactions to certain tattoo pigments which can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Can keloid people have tattoos?

With a risk: Any skin trauma can cause keloids. Even tattoos. Keloids are more common on upper chest, back, shoulders and ears. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo if I have keloids?

Yes with risk: The development of a keloid is from dermal injury. Some persons are very susceptible to formation and have keloids develop even with ear lobe piercing. THe tattoo machine will puncture the epidermis and part of the dermis so there is the potential for a keloid to form ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can develop keloid scarring on old healed tattoos?

Unlikely: If you have a tendency to develop keloids in other parts of your body, then the trauma of tatooing could induce them in certain parts of your body. But if the tattoo is old, well healed and quiescent, then this is unlikely. ...Read more

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I want a piercing when I go for my first tattoo, but I'm prone to keloids.?

Avoid: If you are prone to keloids, which are not predictable it is best to avoid piercing. Keloids can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I have a nape piercing and there is a keloid on it. Should I tattoo over it?

I have a nape piercing and there is a keloid on it. Should I tattoo over it?

I wouldn't: Keloids are thought to be an exaggerated healing response to skin injury. If his is correct and you have a keloid where you got pierced you should expect a keloid where you get tattooed. ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more