Jack
...feeling okay Jack @psoriasisblob

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Do you have a tattoo? And if you do, how did your psoriasis react to it?

My grandad had an awesome eagle on his back that I always loved as a kid, but not sure if getting one is such a good idea knowing my track record with skin.

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19 responses

Meaghan
Meaghan @meaghan

I have quite a few tattoos and I don't think it any effect on my p as far as I could tell!


Lee
Lee @lee

I have a few tattoos...most have gotten P while healing but no damage to tattoos


Harold
Harold @harold

I've commented to Claire in an earlier post. any injury to the skin, whether from a tattoo or a mozzie bite can result in a flare-up in the area. This is known as the Koebner Effect. The not so nice thing is that you might not only get P rocking up at the tattoo site but any other lesions you have may become worse due to the inflammatory reaction caused by the tattoo.


Amy
Amy @amos

i recently had a tattoo and my p is attacking it but not damaging the design...but it does look horrible covered in p..hopefully it will go and leave it looking ok..


Christopher
Christopher @chris92

I got my first tattoo last October, I wanted it for years but I was afraid with my psoriasis! It healed exceptionally well and I got my second one 2 months later! I think you will be ok as long as it's not over psoriasis or over where you've had a flare up in the past!


Michelle
Michelle @michelledaniels

I have 9 tattoos in total no e have been effected by my psoriasis... but hair dye and henna tattoos are a different matter.... i react badly to these and my psoriasis go all septic and horrid 😩


Karen
Karen @Eling

Hi Jack, I have tattoos and found that my skin healed very quickly, but I also made sure I was not in the middle of a flare up


Anton
Anton @tarquinious

I have a tattoo and psoriasis doesn't treat it any differently. I'll get spots on clear skin and tattooed skin in equal measures.

Don't let psoriasis stop you from getting something you love - it'll give you more reason to expose your skin to the sunshine which seems to help clear the spots.


Vixen
Vixen @NEPENTHE

Have numurous tattoos. Got another one last year and it flared up, tried a smaller one...flared up again. It's a new reaction though as I have had several with no reaction ever.


Phil
Phil @nadenlad

I Have A tattoo On The Inner Lower Left Arm and I Have Had No reaction At All


Jack
Jack @psoriasisblob

Awesome stuff, glad to hear that most people haven't had any major problems. Now the hardest part - deciding what to get!


Dean
Dean @dean87

I have many tattoos and suffer severely with psoriasis
As long as you keep on top of your creams n ointments you should be fine


Mark
Mark @Drac

it take over my tattoos hardly se them some times


MommaMia
MommaMia @MommaMia

I don't think that I would get a tat. Why take the chance of causing another problem?


McKenzie
McKenzie @McKenzie

I haven't had a reaction and I've healed really quickly


Cindy
Cindy @Cindy1969

Hi jack, I've got 2 one on my leg and the other on my inner arm, I had no trouble with healing it healed quickly, no infections and strangely enough I never get affected on those areas...sometimes I wish I could be brace enough to cover my whole body with tattoos


Liz
Liz @lizzi

Hi jack I have many my skin fine your body you do what you want only you live inyour skin


paul
paul @crick

i wouldn't risk it.


Laura
Laura @laura89

I have 3 tattoos and it healed great and didn’t effect my psoriasis one bit my tattooist said I could but it never did phew .



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It was when a homeopathist told me to drink snake venom, because I shed skin "like a snake", that I knew I had to look at other options. Just a normal 28-year-old flaker sharing his journey on www.psoriasisblob.com




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