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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