Can People With Eczema Get Tattoos?

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The American Academy of Dermatology reports that tattoos sometimes cause people with eczema to experience flare-ups of their condition. The National Psoriasis Foundation indicates that some states, such as Louisiana, prohibit tattoo artists to work on areas infected with eczema.

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology Statutes and Regulations place the same limitations upon tattoo practices within the state. According to the AAD, other medical conditions raise concerns about tattooing. Individuals with psoriasis are prone to outbreaks after receiving tattoos. Also, the AAD indicates that people without skin conditions sometimes have allergic reactions --itching, rashes or bumps-- to the dyes used for tattoo inks. Symptoms are not always immediate, and they occasionally appear years after a tattoo application.