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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
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
Is tattoo removal safe on back of neck? 2 inch black home tattoo from 11 years ago. Concerned due to location (brain, spine, lymphomas, etc)
Is true that if u have tatto over spine and u are woman and become pregnant doctors may not want to anesthetize u because the ink under the skin?
That depends: That depends on how well-informed your doctor is and whether he/she is susceptible to letting stigma get in the way of appropriate treatment. Epidural anesthesia is possible and safe with a sacral/back tattoo as long as the skin does not appear to be infected (red, swollen, tender). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a tattoo on my back 3 years ago. It's black. Its also upraised along the border at the top and its itchy. :what could this be?
See a dermatologist: Maybe allergy to the ink in the tattoo. Read more
My new tattoos are ruined, as boiling water accidentally poured on it, and now it's scarred, would it be okay to go back and get my tattoos re-done?
Yes: Just make sure you know how it effects you before you drive. Also, I hope you are getting it done at a certified tattoo parlor. You can many deadly diseases from improperly cleaned equipment. Read more
Ok but use expert: Yes it is usually safe to use a "cover up" tattoo but scars do not behave the same as normal intact skin when it comes to ornamental pigmentation so see an experienced practitioner. Read more
Back tattoo: Since you have to lie on your back for your tonsillectomy, you might have some discomfort afterwards. Consider getting your tattoo afterwards. Besides, why would you want a tattoo located where you can't see it and to be sure it is done appropriately to your taste? Read more
I had a tattoo yesterday and I just put ointment on it and wrapped it back up with paper towel is that ok?
Should be: A lot of artists prefer to wrap it in saran wrap. Paper should be okay but may cause more drying than wanted Read more
Is it true you can't get an epidural when you have a low back tattoo? I have the chinese symbol for "love" and it's about 3-4inches tall.
Yes: No contraindication. All the best.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got a tattoo done 2 days back on my leg. A lot of swelling and pain. What can I do to reduce the swelling and pain?
Have a bump from getting tattoo on stretch mark what is it? Artist told me if I go back over it with ink it will go away is this true?
Not sure: I'm not sure if the "bump" is the ink or an infection. I don't think it was a good idea to get a tattoo over a stretch mark. It might be a good idea to get a second opinion from your family physician. Read more
I got a black outline tattoo in the back of my neck 2 years ago. I've noticed that sometimes parts of it swell up and hurt. What could cause this?
Not uncommon: This sounds a lot like a delayed hypersensitivity reaction which is not terribly uncommon. These typically occur when you have a reaction to the metallic salts that they use in tattoo ink, such as mercury, chromium, cadmium, cobalt, and nickel. You can try over the counter hydrocortisone cream when it occurs, and if that doesn't help I'd suggest seeing a dermatologist for stronger medication to help Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer