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Can you get a tattoo if you have psoriasis?

Can you get a tattoo if you have psoriasis?

Yes: However, try to have the tattoo in an area of skin with little or no psoriatic involvement. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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I've had a tattoo for over a month now and my psoriasis has bursted out on it. Is there anyway i can get my tattoo to look smooth instead of dry/bumpy?

Dermatology: Please go see a dermatologist for evaluation of your psoriasis. He/she may consider some potent steroid or other treatment for your psoriasis. He/she may treat your tattoo appearance with laser and may even be able to erase it. Then, you may have to get your tattoo over again. ...Read more

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If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

If i get psoriasis on a tattoo will steroid creams and the psoriasis itself mess up the tattoo permanently?

Usually not: I would not expect the psoriasis or treatment of it with creams to affect your tattoo. In fact, it might be best to treat the psoriasis aggressively so that it it doesn't become as inflamed and mess up your tattoo because of that. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and I want a tattoo, can I do that?

I have psoriasis and I want a tattoo, can I do that?

Yes: But as you know, damage to the epidermis can trigger psoriatic reactions in those locations. Your dermatologist might better be able to answer this but it should be okay for you to do it although there are alternative reasons not to do this, just one of which is the psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?

Can I put clobetasol.05% on a new tattoo (that has a minor psoriasis inflammation under it)? Or will it bleach the tattoo?

Yes: Although steroid may reduce the melanin on skin, tattoo contains pigments other than melanin. Thus it should have no effect on the ink. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Can i get waxed if i have psoriasis?

Bad idea IMHO: If this is really psoriasis, any irritation is likely to make it worse. I understand that you'd like to be as attractive as possible, but natural hair is definitely nicer than inflamed scaly skin! Let it be. Until the rash is totally clear for some time, I'd allow the hair to stay. A Rx may help clear the outbreak - see a Dr for best treatment planning. ...Read more

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How to get rid of psoriasis completely?

How to get rid of psoriasis completely?

Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more

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Can psoriasis can get transfer to my sexual partner?

Psoriasis : Psoriasis is not infectious. It's quite common, so sometimes both partners have it. People can have another condition at the same time, including sexually transmitted diseases ...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