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If a tattoo is scabed over will it heal correctly?

If a tattoo is scabed over will it heal correctly?

Maybe: A scab is a response to inflammation and often occurs right after an injury to the skin - it may also be a sign of an infection to your tattoo. It should be checked if increased redness, drainage, pain - wash and cover with a dry dressing after drying. ...Read more

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


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How many days does it take for a tattoo to heal? I got a hello kitty tattoo on m ankle 7 days ago. I follow the directions and everything.

How many days does it take for a tattoo to heal? I got a hello kitty tattoo on m ankle 7 days ago. I follow the directions and everything.

There's a few things: It takes proper care, and takes about 10 or so days. Keep covered with antibiotic cream and gauze. Don't apply alcohol or peroxide to the tattoo. Don't soak in a tub. Wash with mild soap and water. It will bleed for a while, so keep covered until this stops. Always use a lot of high value sunblock or the coolers will bleach out as well as the fine lines. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will my tattoo heal while on steroids?

Will my tattoo heal while on steroids?

Yes: Steroids can slow the healing process and can make one more prone to infection, but you should still heal your wounds. ...Read more

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How do you heal a tattoo?

How do you heal a tattoo?

Tattoo wound care: Your tattoo artist may have printed instructions for you. But, keeping the tattoo clean and dry for the first few days is often wise. Then keeping the area clean as you normalize your activity. Some tattoo artists may recommend cream or gels to cover or protect the work while the skin heals from the trauma of having the tattoo placed on it. ...Read more

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On my lower back I had a couple small breakouts a few months back. These breakouts have scabbed over and won't fully heal. They feel like callus?

On my lower back I had a couple small breakouts a few months back. These breakouts have scabbed over and won't  fully heal. They feel like callus?

Herpes???: dont shoot the messenger but you need to go to a dermatologist and get a viral culture performed on the open area. If this breakout becomes recurrent, the diagnosis is sealed. There are good antiviral medications that can be prescribed either episodically or prophylactically. ...Read more