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Just got a tattoo about a week ago on my arm, my 5mo old keeps touching it is it bad for a baby to touch a new tattoo? What about towels you dried your hands with after washing it?

Just got a tattoo about a week ago on my arm, my 5mo old keeps touching it is it bad for a baby to touch a new tattoo?  What about towels you dried your hands with after washing it?

No problem: I don't think there is any problem with your baby touching your tattoo. Just keep it clean and dry, use a moisturizer as recommended by your tattoo artist. You may want to use clean towels on your baby in general, just to avoid other illnesses that may be transferred. ...Read more

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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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When it comes to tattoo removal, are some tattoo colors easier to remove than others? I have a pink tattoo on my hand that i want removed and i was hoping this was one of the easier colors for tattoo removal to get rid of. Is this the case? .

Yes: Darker tattoos like black come off easier, red is a close secone. Pink if a mix of red and white is difficult because white does not come out usin lasers. I remove a lot of tattoos and if the red is watered down to pink there is no problem. Make sure your Dr is using a Q yag for you pink because they can frequency doube that and make it target red. You may not know how you pink will go until start ...Read more

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Can tattoos inflected your breast milk on your back and hand?

Can tattoos inflected your breast milk on your back and hand?

Possibly....: A recent study indicated that people with tattoos were more likely to contract hepatitis c. Hepatitis can possibly be transmitted through the bloodstream into the breast milk. This could occur even if you have little or no symptoms. Perhaps the best answer is to have your obstetrician or family doctor screen you for hepatitis and examine your tattoos for other signs of possible concern. ...Read more

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I got a tattoo 4 or 5 days ago, but a girl touched the tattoo with her hands, could i get an std?

I got a tattoo 4 or 5 days ago, but a girl touched the tattoo with her hands, could i get an std?

Highly doubt: Brief skin contact by what i assume was a clean hand should be no problem at all. ...Read more

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Can I clean a new tattoo with chlorhexidine gluconate 4% surgical hand scrub?

I do not think so: chlorhexidine glauconite do not think will work. Go to dermatologist for tattoo. Good luck ...Read more

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I got a tattoo on the inside of my bicep. Arm was awkwardly placed for 45 min. Immediately had numbing in hand/elbow/forearm that hasn't subsided.

I got a tattoo on the inside of my bicep. Arm was awkwardly placed for 45 min. Immediately had numbing in hand/elbow/forearm that hasn't subsided.

Numb arm/hand: This is positional compression on the brachial plexus from placing arm in a 45 minute position. If not improve in 24 hours seek immediate medical care!! BUT if you have coldness and or paleness of color in that arm immediately go to ER you have a vascular issue... ...Read more

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Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Hi recently got a tattoo on my left thigh to cover a portwine birthmark although i did have lazer treatment before hand is it possible to remove ?

Yes: Port wine stains and tattoos are removed with different types of lasers. Depending on the colors involved in the tattoo will determine how difficult it will be to remove. Consult with a local dermatologist to get further info and design a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tattoo on my right shoulder a few days before carpal tunnel release surgery? ( having surgery on my right hand)

Is it ok to get a tattoo on my right shoulder a few days before carpal tunnel release surgery? ( having surgery on my right hand)

No!: Getting tattoos and body piercings greatly increase the risk of hepatitis (viral infection of the liver ) or some other infection. There has been an epidemic of infections since there has been wide spread tattooing and body piercings. The treatment is hard to tolerate and very expensive. ...Read more

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Got tattoo on inner wrist. It is day 6 & now hand & arm is sore & feels stiff. Tattoo looks & feels fine. No signs of infection. Is stiffness normal?

Got tattoo on inner wrist. It is day 6 & now hand & arm is sore & feels stiff. Tattoo looks & feels fine. No signs of infection. Is stiffness normal?

Sore wrist: This is not a normal reaction to tattooing pigment. If you were allergic or infected there should be pain, tenderness and swelling with redness.The procedure may have stirred up a carpal tunnel syndrome where numbness of the fingers could be a clue. For that use a wrist splint. Does not sound like a complication of pregnancy. Send more info since many Dxs cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having Bi-lateral TMJ prosthesis surgery 2 weeks from today. Is it okay to get a tattoo on my back shoulder? The prosthesis is two hand made titanium joints that are screwed onto my skull and jaw bone from tmjconcepts.com. Would a tattoo be safe to g

I am having Bi-lateral TMJ prosthesis surgery 2 weeks from today. Is it okay to get a tattoo on my back shoulder? The prosthesis is two hand made titanium joints that are screwed onto my skull and jaw bone from tmjconcepts.com. Would a tattoo be safe to g

Wait: I believe you should put this question to the doctor who is performing the surgery. There is always the risk of complications such as infection with any procedure, so your tattoo should wait until your doctor not only perform the surgery but even until he decides that your joints had healed enough. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my wrist a week before I get the NovaSure procedure done?

Can I get a tattoo on my wrist a week before I get the NovaSure procedure done?

Only issue would be: risk of infection following tattoo, so I suggest you wait on tattoo. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 days before a robotic exploratory laparoscopy? Thank you.

Can I get a tattoo on my wrist 2 days before a robotic exploratory laparoscopy? Thank you.

First things first.: Not a good idea. There will be plenty of time for the tattoo, after the exploratory laparoscopy. Just saying. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting for a few months and hurts badly i did not injured...ever since i got my tattoo in the ending of feb. what should I do?

Checkup: You need an examination. The worst possibility is a septic joint. More likely you have a teno-synovitis (rheumatism) - perhaps a hypersensitivity reaction from the dye used. Alternatively, it could be unrelated. You may have a form of arthritis that needs to be determined. In any case, blood tests and possibly xrays would be helpful. ...Read more

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Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Infection: This could be drainage from the tattoo up with lymph system. I would see an M.D. to see if you have an infection. ...Read more

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I'm getting my gallbladder and hernia fixed would it be ok if I got a tattoo like a week before on my wrist?

Best to wait: Tattoos are low risk but not perfectly sterile. You are having major abdominal surgery and infection is always something we worry about. Why not put off the tattoo until you are healed from the other surgery. ...Read more

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