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Doctor insights on: Tattoos Cause Keloids

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Can tattoos cause keloids?

Can 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 more

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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Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Can laser tattoo removal cause keloids?

Yes: Depending on the location of the tatto ie should or chest and the tendency of your skin to get keloids it is possible. ...Read more

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Can keloid people have tattoos?

Can keloid people have tattoos?

With a risk: Any skin trauma can cause keloids. Even tattoos. Keloids are more common on upper chest, back, shoulders and ears. ...Read more

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Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Can you get tattooed with keloid skin?

Np: If you have keloids only in your earlobes, it should not be a problem. However, if you have keloids on your trunk or arms, it is best not to tattoo the area. A keloid on a tattoo would be extremely difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get tattoos on my keloids?

Yes but . .: Tattoo over a keloid can help disguise the keloid but runs the risk of activating the keloid scarring which can make the situation more obvious. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo if I have keloids?

Could I have a tattoo if I have keloids?

Yes with risk: The development of a keloid is from dermal injury. Some persons are very susceptible to formation and have keloids develop even with ear lobe piercing. THe tattoo machine will puncture the epidermis and part of the dermis so there is the potential for a keloid to form ...Read more

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Can I have tattoo if my skin having keloid?

Be careful: Any form of trauma to the skin (include getting a tattoo) can cause a keloid if you are keloid prone. It is a hard question to answer. A tattoo rarely causes keloids, but it is certainly possible. Err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo to cover keloids?

Is it safe to get a tattoo to cover keloids?

NO DON"T DO IT: If this is a true keloid, it will only make it worse. Stay far away. ...Read more

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If you have keloid skin, can you still get a tattoo?

If you have keloid skin, can you still get a tattoo?

Yes: But it can trigger a keloid too. Any skin injury can cause a keloid. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can develop keloid scarring on old healed tattoos?

Unlikely: If you have a tendency to develop keloids in other parts of your body, then the trauma of tatooing could induce them in certain parts of your body. But if the tattoo is old, well healed and quiescent, then this is unlikely. ...Read more

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I want a piercing when I go for my first tattoo, but I'm prone to keloids.?

Avoid: If you are prone to keloids, which are not predictable it is best to avoid piercing. Keloids can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I have a nape piercing and there is a keloid on it. Should I tattoo over it?

I have a nape piercing and there is a keloid on it. Should I tattoo over it?

I wouldn't : Keloids are thought to be an exaggerated healing response to skin injury. If his is correct and you have a keloid where you got pierced you should expect a keloid where you get tattooed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: Should discuss with dermatologist as you may be at higher risk for keloid type response to tattoo. There may be some medication that you could take or apply to minimize this risk depending on size and location of tattoo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a tattoo if i already have a keloid scar?

Is it safe to have a tattoo if i already have a keloid scar?

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 more

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I am a kidney recipient. However, I have keloids on my neck and chest. Is it possible that I can get a tattoo?

Recommend against it: Even if you were not a kidney transplant recipient, if you have keloids, getting a tattoo can trigger keloids to form at the site of the tattoo. In addition, since you are going to be on anti-rejection meds, you do have a higher risk of developing skin infections. ...Read more

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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?

Increased risk: Keloids are uncommon after tattoos. Partly this is because keloids aren't that common and the population that gets most tattoos (light skin) are the population LEAST likely to get the keloids. If susceptible, increased likelihood. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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I got my ears pierced and got keloids I want a tattoo and I haven't had got keloids on other parts from getting deep cuts or scrapes should I get it?

I got my ears pierced and got keloids I want a tattoo and I haven't had got keloids on other parts from getting deep cuts or scrapes should I get it?

Keloids: Keloids can form after skin injuries from:

Acne, burns, chickenpox, ear-piercing, minor scratches, cuts from surgery or trauma, vaccination sites, tattoos.
Do not get the tattoo. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a question about scarring and tattoos. I have keloids on my shoulder but they aren't from trauma to the skin. Can I get a leg tattoo?

No: You risk getting keloids at the site of tattoos. Tattoos are a form of self mutilation and even a person without risk of keloids should not get those.
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I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there?

I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there?

Possibly: Although anyone can form a keloid scar some ethnic groups are at more risk of developing them. You are 16% more susceptable if you are African-American or Hispanic. ...Read more

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I only have a small keloid on my right arm on the opposite side of my elbow. I would like a tattoo up both arms and both wrists. Possible or no?

Cheloid risk: Of course, it is possible, however, if you have the tendency to make cheloids, you may well have a scarring deformity develop occurring in the place of your new tattoo! I wouldn't risk it! ...Read more

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My father has keloid skin, so there's a chance I might have it. I got a tattoo and haven't experienced any keloids. Can I get my ears pierced also?

Skin: I am a keloid former too. I understand you have had a tattoo and did not form keloid. Have you had a cut? Tattoos do not break the skin layer and keloid develops from "proud flesh" that develops from exuberant wound healing. ...Read more

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I had a keloid in my left ear and a tiny one in my right from my ear peircings. Do you think I would be able to get a tattoo on, say, my ankle?

I had a keloid in my left ear and a tiny one in my right from my ear peircings. Do you think I would be able to get a tattoo on, say, my ankle?

Yes: If you are prone to keloids you should avoid tattoos. It would be unsightly over a large area. Were u prone to keloids anywhere else on your body? How large would the tattoo be? Does keloids run in the family? Most hypertrophic scars are not keloids. Questions to ponder in making your decision. ...Read more

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Can you get tattoes over surgical scars if they are not keloids?

Yes: After the scars have healed enough (ask your artist what they recommend), one can tattoo over the scar. Scars do not hold pigment as well as normal skin area so expect to need a touch-up or two before it looks perfect. ...Read more

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If i only keloided once on my ear, can I get tattoos?

If i only keloided once on my ear, can I get tattoos?

Depends: Depends on circumstances. Get opinion from facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...Read more