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Doctor insights on: Shoulder Tattoos

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Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal? My right shoulder tattoo is about 5 inches in diameter and was made 10 years ago when i was about 20. It has significantly faded. I am a healthy male and i don't have any medical conditions that I am aware

Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal? My right shoulder tattoo is about 5 inches in diameter and was made 10 years ago when i was about 20. It has significantly faded. I am a healthy male and i don't have any medical conditions that I am aware

It will scar: The safest method is laser tattoo using a q switched laser. The trauma of a dermabrasion had a much higher potential to create a scar. A good doctor using the proper laser an proper settings should have no trouble with your tattoo provided it is not multicolored. ...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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Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal? My right shoulder tattoo is about 5 inches in diameter and was made 10 years ago when i was about 20. It has significantly faded. I am a healthy male and i don't have any medical conditions that I am aware

Is dermabrasion efficient for old tattoo removal? My right shoulder tattoo is about 5 inches in diameter and was made 10 years ago when i was about 20. It has significantly faded. I am a healthy male and i don't have any medical conditions that I am aware

Dermabrasion : Dermabrasion is not a standard tattoo removal treatment these days. It generally leaves a scar worse than the tattoo you're removing. There are several types of lasers available to remove tattoos of various color. I would find a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who has the appropriate laser available to address your tattoo. ...Read more

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My partner had a tribal tattoo on his shoulder about 1 week ago and it's recently started to pus and bleed a lot also very sore and raw?

Infected Tattoo: Given that your partner has pus and pain they need to be seen immediately at their medical clinic today or tomorrow. Please do not ignore this. Skin infections can become bad very quickly. ...Read more

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HELLO how are you? I recently got a tattoo on my left shoulder blade, It's Not red, or anything like that. But muscle around area of tattoo is achy??

HadToGetThatTat,Huh?: What did you expect?A thornless rose garden??Of course you're going to be sore. You've been pummeled by a million little needle sticks that injected God knows what kind of dye into your skin.But, hey, just keep in mind that getting it removed, should you decide,will be MUCH more painful (laser!!). Worry if you are sore for more than say two weeks,or if it gets worse,or swells or turns red and hot. ...Read more

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I just got a tattoo on my shoulder blade Friday. Today I am noticing a lot of muscle soreness, Is that normal?

Tattoo needs eval: See your family doc to determine if you have a local infection or reaction to,the inks used. Recently, many skin reactions from ink allergies create ugly and painful areas at the tattoo site. And, get a hepatitis eval just to be sure you did not get more than a tattoo at the parlor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get my tattoo on my shoulder blade colored in today when I have surgery on Tuesday to get a lump under my armpit removed?

Is it okay to get my tattoo on my shoulder blade colored in today when I have surgery on Tuesday to get a lump under my armpit removed?

Better to wait: Getting a Tattoo on your shoulder may create swelling in the lymph-nodes under your arm. This may make it more difficult to identify the correct lump to remove. It would be better to wait until after your surgery to get the tattoo. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos? 20 years ago i got a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. I do still like it, but i feel like it no longer expresses who i am. I am also concerned about my tattoo affecting my profession

Can I use intense pulsed light (ipl) therapy to remove outdated tattoos? 20 years ago i got a butterfly tattoo on my shoulder. I do still like it, but i feel like it no longer expresses who i am. I am also concerned about my tattoo affecting my profession

This : This depends quite a bit on the type of tattoo (the colors, etc). Different tattoo pigments are targeted by different lasers. I would make sure that you go to a reputable, experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for advice prior to proceeding in order to achieve maximal results. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have Lupus and just got bursitis in my shoulder. If i got a kenalog (triamcinolone) shot in my arm yesterday, is it okay for me to get a tattoo on my foot today?

I don't know why not: I think it should be ok. The steroid injection should not cause you to be more susceptible to infection with a tattoo. make sure who ever does your tattoo has not had issues with infections. ...Read more