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Why Do You Have To Wait A Year Before Getting A Tattoo Over A Scar
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: that's fine. Be sure it is something you truly want for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Hey so I had a Mickey feeding tube when I was 6 and its been 4 years since I had it surgically sewed up l. Can I get a tattoo over the scar ?
Tattoo: Do you have any leakage from the site ? If so you should avoid getting a tattoo . Otherwise I think it will be ok ...Read more
I got a home made tattoo 9 weeks ago & it looks a bit wrinkly & you can feel the lining. I plan on laser removal in a year. Will I be scarred after?
Laser tattoo removal: There is a reasonable risk for scarring with laser tattoo removal although the lasers have gotten very good in the last few years. The best approach for laser tattoo removal is "slow & low"... Low energy settings on the laser over several treatments (can take 8-12 treatments for some tattoos). Orange, yellow, red colors are more difficult - as is darker skin. Good idea to wait at least one year. ...Read more
No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a problem like active inflammatipn or infection. Then you should avoid the area completely. Even keloids are active inflammation areas and they should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok but use expert: Yes it is usually safe to use a "cover up" tattoo but scars do not behave the same as normal intact skin when it comes to ornamental pigmentation so see an experienced practitioner. ...Read more
My new tattoos are ruined, as boiling water accidentally poured on it, and now it's scarred, would it be okay to go back and get my tattoos re-done?
It's possible, but: Tattoo ink is deposited in the dermis, second-down layer of the skin. There it is internalized by macrophages, clean up cells of the skin. Because macrophages don't really know what to do with tattoo pigment, they just sit in the dermis holding on to it. That's sort of what keeps the ink in place. In a scar there aren't that many macrophages, so you may get unreliable results. ...Read more
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