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Doctor insights on: Least Painful Place To Get A Tattoo

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Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a problem like active inflammatipn or infection. Then you should avoid the area completely. Even keloids are active inflammation areas and they should be avoided. ...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


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Tattoos before radiation? I learned that patients get tattoo before the radiation therapy process, what and why are there needs to do so? Are they permanent or painful?

Tattoos before radiation? I learned that patients get tattoo before the radiation therapy process, what and why are there needs to do so? Are they permanent or painful?

Tattoos : Tattoos are sometimes needed for radiation therapy. It depends on the part of the body being treated and the type and amount of radiation being given. If they are necessary the tattoos are only the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen and they look like little freckles. The tattoos are used to line the patient up with special lights in the treatment room in order to make sure that the patient is in the same position every day for the radiation treatments. The tattoos do sting for a moment when they done, but most people think it is less painful than an IV or blood draw. They are generally permanent, but hardly noticeable and could potentially be removed with a laser if they are bothersome. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, lately my left arm is hurting me pretty much if i get angry. Ps:i have a tattoo in the same arm that starting to feel painful.

Hi doctor, lately my left arm is hurting me pretty much if i get angry. Ps:i have a tattoo in the same arm that starting to feel painful.

Ouch: don't know if the pain is related to anger or infection. Have your Dr take a good look at it. If no infection, bruise or muscle strain/spasm and joints check out, consider psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get tattoos?

Is it safe to get tattoos?

Yes: It is safe to get tattoos. You should ensure that the tattoo artist is using sterile technique and the facility is clean & reputable. This means the artist should wear gloves, clean your skin with alcohol, use a sterile new needle, new unused inks, and use sterile technique with sharp items & bleeding, if any. People get into trouble with reused needles & inks causing infections like hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Can an epilectic get a tattoo?

Probably: As a plastic surgeon, I'm against tattoos in general but if you really must have one, I would make sure that you're antiseizure medication is on board, If anything like skin irritation has ever precipitated the seizure before. It might be sporting to mention your history to the tattoo artist although I doubt anything is likely to happen ...Read more

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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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Is it medically dangerous to get a tattoo?

Is it medically dangerous to get a tattoo?

Depends: Depends on what part of your body is being tattooed, and who's doing the procedure. There is need for clean needles and non-toxic inks, etc. You would need to check the health regulations for your state, and see if the parlor you're considering using, is following them. Otherwise, you're exposing yourself to dangers you can't even guess at. ...Read more

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What is actually happening when you get a tattoo?

Tattooing: It involves placing pigment into the dermis layer of the skin, where granulation tissue forms due to activation of immune system in skin, which then converts to connective tissue by collagen growth, hence the tattoo stays visible. ...Read more