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Hi i have keloids on my ears an a 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?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Keloids

There is a risk for keloid formation after tattooing

In brief: Keloids

There is a risk for keloid formation after tattooing
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: KELOIDS/ TATTOOS

DIFFICULT QUESTION.
IF YOU ARE PRONE TO KELOIDS, I WOULD HESITATE TO GET TATTOOS. YOU COULD POSSIBLY TRY GETTING A TINY TATTOO ON YOUR LEG, AND IF THIS COMES OUT OK, THEN YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING ONE OR TWO MORE LARGER ONES. BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. . .

In brief: KELOIDS/ TATTOOS

DIFFICULT QUESTION.
IF YOU ARE PRONE TO KELOIDS, I WOULD HESITATE TO GET TATTOOS. YOU COULD POSSIBLY TRY GETTING A TINY TATTOO ON YOUR LEG, AND IF THIS COMES OUT OK, THEN YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING ONE OR TWO MORE LARGER ONES. BUT I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. . .
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You can but...

You may develop scars or keloids in your tattoos.

In brief: You can but...

You may develop scars or keloids in your tattoos.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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