hey, im rue, i got my second tattoo about a year and a half ago down my rib cage. Its Red gladeuola flowers with the word strengh at the bottom. Ever since i got it its been swollen mostly at the bottom. It makes me look like i have "love handles" on my one side. what could this be? and how can i fix it. PS iv been to my doc and she had no idea, and working out doesnt help. seeing as im only 95 pounds to begin with.
you should talk to your tattoo artist first. the problem i see is that a lot of people are alergic to red due to all red (tattoo pigment, paint,ect) is all based on shell fish for the red. if you are alergic to see food such as shell fish you shouldnt get tattoos with red in them. red body paint or use of iodine are also good clues that you would be alergic to the red. the issue u will have is your body will continue to try to reject the color till its gone. you could use lazer treatment to speed this up. its not an infected tattoo its an alergy to the pigment. but you should speak to the person who did the tattoo.