Tattoos and Psoriasis
Support and advice about tattoos and psoriasis.
I had it very mildly as a young teenager. On my scalp only. Im now 43. and been dealing with it for several years now again! Much worse than before, don't know if my joint pain and what not come from this. However as a tattoo lover and artist, i can tell you ive had very little problems with it developing on a healing tattoo.
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After several ankle operations & finally a below knee ampution I had problems healing from severe wounds but never had problems with tattoos - keep meticulously dry & very well moisturised. Avoid placing a tattoo anywhere close to where you have patches.
Good Luck & post pics when you've had it done.
Hi Clair, Yes it happens to me too. It's called trauma induced psoriasis. Anytime the skin of someone like us gets damaged it has the potential to cause a localised psoriasis outbreak. I wanted to get a tattoo but when I found this out I realised I could not. The damage done to my skin during the tattooing process could quite likely cause an outbreak on that previously unaffected skin. The tattoo would simply flake off over time. End up being a waste of money and
potentially leave me more disfigured than I already am 😭
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.
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People with psoriasis must think about the potential risks when considering getting a tattoo. Whether or not tattoos increase the risk of worsening psoriasis or causing a flare on the tattooed skin is a debate. Considering a tattoo? Talk to others who have experience with getting a tattoo with psoriasis.