Can you get a tattoo if you have keloid skin?


Quick Answer

It is possible to get a tattoo on keloid skin, but it is not recommended. Keloid skin causes lumps and abnormal growth underneath the surface, making it uneven and skin that is not ideal for tattooing.

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Keloid skin is pink-purple in color and has rough, bumpy qualities above the surface. Most tattoos are done on flat, even skin, making keloid skin much more difficult to tattoo a perfect or symmetrical design. The pink-purple tint causes a challenge for certain tattoo colors, causing them to be darker shades than what might be desired. Keloids do not heal, fade or disappear over time.

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