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Are you allergic to your tattoo?

Are you allergic to your tattoo?

  • August29, 2008
  • By New Look Houston

Here at New Look Laser Tattoo Removal in Houston, TX we have seen several clients who are allergic to their tattoo ink.

How do you know you are allergic to your tattoo ink?

There are several indicators and you don’t have to have all of them to have an allergy to your ink.

1. Swelling in the area that was tattooed that won’t seem to go away.

2. Redness on the tattoo area and surrounding the tattoo.

3. Itching that will not stop.

All these are signs and symptoms of being allergic to your tattoo ink. Sometimes you are allergic to all tattoo colors. In our experience people who are allergic to their ink tend to be allergic to different shades of red more than other colors. Infact, your tattoo can be perfrectly healed in every area except for the color you are allergic to.

(Caution: Redness and Swelling are also signs of an infection so be sure to consult our New Look Laser Tattoo Removal staff or your doctor if you tattoo does not seem to be healing)

What do you do if you are allergic to your tattoo ink?

Don’t worry, it is more common than you think. We have seen several cases in both our Houston and Dallas locations. You simply need to get it removed. We can remove your tattoo just like any other tattoo. The only difference would be you would want to take an anti-histamine like Benadryl or Claritin while we are doing your removal. It is safe and you will have your tattoo and the itchiness gone in no time.

Give us at New Look Laser Tattoo Removal a call to schedule your free consultation and have all of your additional questions answered.

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