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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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How to care for first tattoo?

How to care for first tattoo?

Basic wound care: keep it clean gentle wash warm water only no scrubbing use moisturizer like aquaphor or cetaphil a few times a day keep it out of hot tube keep out of the sun if puss comes out or it gets hot red and painful go to your doctor it could be infected ...Read more

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What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

Regret : Future regret is the number one consequence of getting a tattoo. The cost of removing and the complications associated with removal are another. Contracting an infectious disease such as hepatitis c is a real concern, especially when obtained at an unregulated facility. ...Read more

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What is proper tattoo aftercare?

It varies: The fact that different operators give widely different advice tells me that there's little science here, and little possibility of major problems. You'll probably be told to remove the covering between 2 and 8 hours after, and have an ointment or lubricant recommended to control the oozing of serum from the needle sticks. Keep it clean and if possible leave it uncovered by bedclothes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to tattoo over spine?

Back Piece: There is no reason to suspect the tattoo art over the spine is a problem other then the inherent general risk of tattoos in general. Back pieces are popular body art and are places regularly over the spine. Tattoo art does not go below the level of the skin so the spine should be fine. ...Read more

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I have itchy tattoo help, remedy?

When did you get it: If you just got the tatto that is from it healing. If it is been a while than you could be allergic to the ink. ...Read more

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I think I have a tattoo infection?

I think I have a tattoo infection?

Infections: Tattoing can lead to infections with organisms like clostridium tetani, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus pseudomonas aeruginosa, haemophilus ducreyi, treponema pallidum & mycobacterium leprae. It can cause illnesses like sepsis, impetigo, tetanus & erysipelas. If you think your tattoo is infected - seek prompt medical attention. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you treat a tattoo allergy?

How do you treat a tattoo allergy?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) localized to the site of ink injection are often associated with metallic salts used in tattoo pigments (eg, mercury, chromium, cadmium, cobalt, nickel). Treatment is avoidance and treatment of skin inflammation. Topical or oral corticosteroids may help alleviate symptoms. Ultimately, removal of tattoo using laser surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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Can i put tattoo while on accutane?

Can i put tattoo while on accutane?

Not to tattoo: i would advised againt tatto in general and espcially when you on Accutane due to it broad effect on healing, scarring ,infection risk etc ...Read more