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Tattoos Cause Keloids
Yes: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: But it can trigger a keloid too. Any skin injury can cause a keloid. ...Read more
I am planning to have a tattoo but I have a keloid on my knee due to a bike accident. Is this a sign that I should not get a tattoo?
Tattoo will keloid: If you are contemplating a tattoo and you form keloids then you may end up with the tattoo forming a keloid. Ask the tattoo artist if he/she has worked with this before. A small test area and wait to see for 6-12 months. It may be a better way to not do this at all and decorate with jewelry. If it is a hypertrophic scar formation that is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a kidney recipient. However, I have keloids on my neck and chest. Is it possible that I can get a tattoo?
I have only gotten minor keloids due to acnes on my jawline, chest, and upper back. If i get a tattoo will it form keloids?
So i wanna know if i can get a tattoo? So i wanna know if i can get a tattoo?
When i was in 8th grade i got my ears pierce 2-3 weeks after that i got a keloid but didn't know it was until my 10 grade yr. It really wasn't noticeable it was small but when i
I : I definitely would not recommend getting a tattoo. You already know that you are prone to keloids, so any injury to the skin, including a tattoo can predispose you to more. I would highly recommend avoiding any unnecessary procedure to your skin, because keloids are difficult to treat and often cannot be treated effecively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had my belly pierced for 9 months and it's still infected that tattoo artist said it's a keloid.?
A keloid is not an: infection but it is a nidus of inflammation. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. If you believe you may have an infection - would encourage you to seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more