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Is it possible to tattoo to cover vitiligo?

Is it possible to tattoo to cover vitiligo?

You could but...: Tattooing to achieve normal skin color can be very challenging even for expert tattoo artists. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease so there is an inherent risk in placing a permanent dye in skin so affected. That said it's your skin & your life. I suggest: choose an artist who has previously done such work. Start with a small inconspicuous area. Wait a few months to see results before doing more. ...Read more

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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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Any ideas if I can have a tattoo if I have vitiligo?

Any ideas if I can have a tattoo if I have vitiligo?

Yes: The ink is placed in the dermis of your skin the vitiligo will not really be a factor and if you tattooed over that ares it would be covered by the ink and not apparent, ...Read more

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What to do if I have vitiligo?

What to do if I have vitiligo?

Go on living!: Hi. Vitiligo will not hurt you, unless you forget to put sunscreen over it for a day in the sun! ;-) Sometimes it clusters with other autoimmune diseases, so if your health status changes, see your doc! Good luck! ...Read more

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How to stop vitiligo expansion?

Tough: I recommend seeing a dermatologist. There are some treatments which may help stop progression of lesion, though there is not a treatment that is 100% effective in all patients. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of vitiligo?

Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of. ...Read more

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I'm scared i might have vitiligo, what do I do?

See a doctor: I would see a doctor who can probably tell you whether or not you have vitiligo. Sometimes a biopsy of the skin may be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more