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is my tattoo infected help

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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

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while I'm no expert but any "open wound" with a smell is infected. talk to a doctor!

also I moved your thread. wrong section for sure...

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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)

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o i am very worried not sure if its infected cause it does not look like it is it just has a weird smell

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i understand that you are concerned about how your tattoo is healing but please do not ask for medical advice on the internet.

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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.

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i wash the tattoo fully then put on the a&d cream its weird im getting this smell when i don't see an infection

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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.

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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.

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dan its not just that i was just confused why the smell is on my tat i wash it every day but i dont see any puss so no infection ?

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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.

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