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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 the tattoo needle causes.
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Does tattoo remove hurt?

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Laser tattoo removal, while uncomfortable, is well tolerated by most patients , particularly when a numbing cream is used before hand . Multiple treatments are often needed
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How do you heal a tattoo?

Tattoo wound care

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Your Tattoo artist may have printed instructions for you. But, keeping the tattoo clean and dry for the first few days is often wise. Then keeping the area clean as you normalize your activity. Some tattoo artists may recommend cream or gels to cover or protect the work while the skin heals from the trauma of having the tattoo placed on it.
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Can tattoos cause keloids?

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Keloids are caused by skin injury in susceptible people. While piercing is one of the most common causes, tattoos (due the injury caused by the needle) are also common. In addition, some people can have excessive reactions to certain tattoo pigments which can lead to scarring.
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Is it safe to get tattoos?

Hygiene/ sterility

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How sterilize is the tattoo parlor equipment? 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.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

Risks of corneal tattooing?

Lots

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There is risk of infection, scarring, and a reaction to the dye, among others.
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How much is tattoo removal?

It varies

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To get rid of tattoos without causing scars, you need a Q-Switched laser. Depending on the colors of the ink, you may need up to 3 different Q-switched lasers. Darker color inks are easier, lighter skin tolerates the procedure better, filled in patterns are tough. 10-12 treatments, maybe more. Each treatment, if they can be done in less than 15 min should cost about $100-$300 dollars in my area.
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Dr. Rick Koch answered:

Can i get a tattoo with DVT?

Wouldn't recommend

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Wouldn't recommend as you should be on blood thinners which will result in increased bleeding...get off blood thinners & them get your tat...remember it's permanent :-)
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Dr. Curtis S. Wong answered:

Is tattoo laser removal safe?

Laser tattoo removal

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It is safe but it doesn't mean complete removal in most situations as there are often some residual pigmentation or even hpopigmentation that will be permanent. Best NOT to get a tattoo in the first place.
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How to cure irritated tattoo?

Tattoo Removal

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Laser tattoo removal targets tattoo ink with bursts of laser light that penetrate the epidermis, or outer layer of skin. This laser light is then absorbed by the tattoo ink and causes the pigment of the tattoo to deteriorate. The ink is gradually removed by the immune system after each treatment in stages. Scarring is relatively rare, no surgical procedures are involved.
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What are radiotherapy tattoos?

Allows precision

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Very small tattoo markings (size of a freckle or head of a pin) are used in radiation therapy to allow the radiation therapist to precisely aim the high-tech equipment at the area needing treatment. These tiny dots are crucial for accurate targeting of the tumor area. A tattoo is better than a magic marker dot because it won't wash off when you take a shower or go swimming.
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