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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

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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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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?

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 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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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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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