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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Most Painful Spot To Get A Tattoo

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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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I had a tattoo 2 months ago. The last 3 weeks it has some red and brown spots around it. No itching no swelling. What should I do to get rid of them?

I had a tattoo 2 months ago. The last 3 weeks it has some red and brown spots around it. No itching no swelling. What should I do to get rid of them?

Local reaction: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, would you be able to share a picture, please inbox me 3 different views with close up. This appears to be local reaction but I would like to confirm it for treatment purposes. Thank you! ...Read more

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I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that :( ?

I just did a tattoo on a beauty spot can it transform into cancer I heard that :( ?

No cancer, bad idea: I am not aware that the pigmentation used in tattoos will induce cancer but once you have a tattoo over a mole it will be almost impossible to watch that mole should a cancer develop. Generally that's not a good idea. ...Read more

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I've had a tattoo for about 2yrs and all of a sudden it has like hives only in one spot. What can cause that?

I've had a tattoo for about 2yrs and all of a sudden it has like hives only in one spot. What can cause that?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) localized to the site of ink injection are often associated with metallic salts used in tattoo pigments (eg, mercury, chromium, cadmium, cobalt, nickel). Treatment is avoidance and treatment of skin inflammation. Topical or oral corticosteroids may help alleviate symptoms. Ultimately, removal of tattoo using laser surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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Ok so doing a tattoo on a beauty spot can't devlop a cancer right? Its just the fact that its harder to detect if the beauty spot became cancer right?

Ok so doing a tattoo on a beauty spot can't devlop a cancer right? Its just the fact that its harder to detect if the beauty spot became cancer right?

You got it: The tattooed won't be any more likely to become cancer, whether or not it's on a "beauty spot" (birthmark). In fact, the dark colors in tattoos make skin cancer slightly less likely! but if it does appear, it might be harder to find. The good news is that the vast majority of birthmarks have no additional cancer risk. The exception would be congenital giant melanocytic nevus. ...Read more

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Laser tattoo removal? Does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

Laser tattoo removal?  Does it leave a dark or scarred spot?

Laser tattoo removal: All medical lasers have the potential to scar, but if a good laser is used and the settings and technique of the person performing the treatment is correct, there is little risk. ...Read more

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