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Doctor insights on: Questions About Tattoos And Body Piercings

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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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If I am now allergic to body piercings will i be allergic to tattoos?

If I am now allergic to body piercings will i be allergic to tattoos?

Not necessarily: Most allergic reactions to piercings tend to be from the metal such as nickel or less commonly cobalt or gold. Adverse or allergic reactions to tattoos tend to be related to the inks that contain aluminum, iron or mercury. ...Read more

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How can those people with body piercings and tattoos prevent infections?

How can those people with body piercings and tattoos prevent infections?

Keep it clean.: Before, during and immediately after the procedures, keep the area clean and protected. Once healed, tattoos are unlikely to become infected. Piercings, on the other hand, should be protected from further trauma, and if become red and painful, may need additional care or removal to prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more

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Can someone with coarctation of the aorta get a body piercing or a tattoo?

Can someone with coarctation of the aorta get a body piercing or a tattoo?

Yes... Carefully: Be careful and only go to a certified and approved site. People who have had cardiac surgery may be at increased risk for developing heart infections. Please discuss this with your doctor as they may recommend specific retailers that they know in your area. ...Read more

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Tattoo pain vs piercing pain. Are they the same?

Tattoo pain vs piercing pain. Are they the same?

Different: I can't say from first hand experience. But I have some patients who have both piercings and tattoos. They said that they feel differently. The piercing was described as sharp pain but not repetitive like the many pricks used for a tattoo. ...Read more

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Can you compare the pain of a tattoo to piercing?

More painful: Pain will be for much longer time until tattoo is completed and pain will persist for hours with soreness for days. ...Read more

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If I am immunosuppressed, should I not get a tattoo or piercing?

No: If you are immunosuppressed then you realize that you are more succeptible to getting an infection and not having the ability for your body to fight it adequately. Placing foreign material or objects in your body sure isn't going to help. ...Read more

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Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more