xbox12

is my tattoo infected help

Recommended Posts

recently i went to get a touch up on my tattoo i went home washed it and put a and d on it but it has a pimple on it and also it has a kind of stink smell on it. they say if there is no puss then its not infected and i don't want to keep bugging my artist. its a tiny pimple im not popping it but will it go away

my biggest fear is that its infected cause of the strange smell.

i am using a and d not sure why this is going on after getting touched up some of the ink is coming off too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pictures always help as we do have some people on the board who work in the medical field....their opinions are just that as this is the internet though they have more insight than I do.

Oh yeah can you describe the smell? (I'm just messing around)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

are you washing the tattoo off before everytime you apply more a&d? it's pretty thick so if you are just layering and layering a&d on it and not washing it properly then you are more than likely clogging you pores, which is making your skin break out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say t wash it, and let it dry out. Don't put anything on it. I just put a very very light coat of Aveeno on mine. I wash and let it dry for a day then aveeno as needed until healed afterwards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you sure the smell isnt the ointment? A&D has a distinct smell. Looks like a pimple rather than what I would consider an infection, but your artist should be able to help you more than a bunch of random folks speculating on the internet. I not, hit the doc-in-a-box.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
anyone else have this smell

We are all trying to be quite nice and are giving you the information you want. If it smells like old cheese, go get some antibiotics. If it smells like the A&D you are putting on your tattoo after you wash it, then you are fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.