Rcal

Bump under my tattoo!?

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Hi,

I just got my first tattoo 3 weeks ago, and a few days ago I noticed a small bubbly bump formed under my tattoo.  I used tegaderm for the first 3 days removed it and cleaned with antibacterial soap and let it air dry, as I was directed to by the artist. The skin scabbed and peeled as normal. I contacted the artist who did the tattoo and she offered me a dermatologist to go to!? Does anyone have any idea what this is or could be. It does not hurt, itch or feel irritated at all. Please help this tattoo newbie!

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31 minutes ago, Rcal said:

Thank you Gingerninja.  My friends kept telling me it was a mole, however I am 99% sure that it wasn't there prior to my tattoo. 

keep in mind that any artist that knows what they are doing will never tattoo over a mole.

So I am guessing that it is just a "tattoo pimple" that I have had too and it will go away IMO.

just my .02

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1 hour ago, Rcal said:

Thank you Gingerninja.  My friends kept telling me it was a mole, however I am 99% sure that it wasn't there prior to my tattoo. 

Here's what I have learned

1) Sometimes you have bumps that take time to heal.

2) I, like you, didn't think that I had a bump in and/or around tattoos. My dermatologist has confirmed that I am a "grower" of bumps. I have developed bumps both in tattoos and outside of tattoos post tattoo but the two don't seem to be MEDICALLY related. 

3) My tattooer's to date have never tattooed a mole!

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Hi there,

I got the same problem with tattoo bumps, it really takes time to heal. Mine was bigger than yours and I waited it for a month finally healed by itself. Make sure you keep it hydrated as well with enough aftercare ointment. It'll heal just fine 😊

 

P.s : colors usually takes more time to settle in, depends on one's skin condition.

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