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Tattoos Cause Keloids
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?
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
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
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 more
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
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?
Yes: If you are prone to forming a keloid this could happen. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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?
I have keloids (jaw line, chest, shoulders, ) all from acne related abrasions. Could I get a tattoo?
Keloid hx vs tattoo: NO! Injuring the skin will only exacerbate the potential of keloidal scars! ...Read more
I had operation n my left breast coz of cyst last yr....my scar became keloid...can i have a tattoo,?
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
Hi i have keloids on my ears an possible on my back the size of a chicken pox I scratched when I was in 4th grade. Can I get tattoos on my legs?
Keloids: There is a risk for keloid formation after tattooing ...Read more
Depends: Depends on circumstances. Get opinion from facial plastic surgeon ...Read more