Can I get a tattoo over acne scars?

Do tattoo artists care about acne?

Why we don’t do tattoos over pimples

Since tattoo needles break the dermis and the epidermis, a pimple can easily cause infection through the breaks or damage in the skin.

How long do scars have to heal before tattoo?

Usually, it’s best to wait at least 12, if not 18 months after plastic surgery. To ensure the best results with your tattoo artist, we recommend consulting with your plastic surgeon ahead of time to make sure the scar has reached its full healing potential.

Can acne damage tattoos?

Can acne damage the tattoo? If a pimple develops on your tattoo, it’s unlikely to cause any damage. But if you aren’t careful, how you attempt to treat the pimple can disrupt the ink and ruin your art. It could even increase your risk for infection.

How do you get rid of back acne scars?

In-office procedures

  1. Pulsed-dye laser treatment. Pulsed-dye laser treatment can work to get rid of hypertrophic scars. …
  2. Cryotherapy. For deep hypertrophic scarring on your back, you might want to consider cryotherapy. …
  3. Chemical peels.

Can you tattoo over hyperpigmentation scars?

Your scar(s) need to be lighter than the surrounding skin to be able to have tattooing. This is because lighter ink will not satisfactorily cover the dark skin underneath. Darker scars can first be treated with micro-needling and MCA dry needling to repair and lighten first, before adding in ink.

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Can you become allergic to tattoo ink years later?

Some people have an allergic reaction to the actual ink used in tattooing. Tattoo pigments may be made from dyes that are made from plastic materials. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), an allergic reaction can occur right away or even several years after getting your tattoo.