Question by  ferfer72 (2623)

What can I do about an allergic reaction to a tattoo?

I got a tattoo 2 days ago and I think I am having an allergic reaction. The tattoo is puffy and bright red and itches.


Answer by  mani (813)

For tatoo symptoms use A&D oinment for healing of a tatoo and not for treatment of red reaction. There is no treatment except time. To reduce the irritation wear loose cotton blends. If you experience itching use Benadryl XS spray for relief. If you believe you have some kind of skin condition, visit to a dermatologist,for tretment


Answer by  tarun04104 (183)

Red pigments in the tattoo cause reaction which can be cured with the help of anti-allergy medicines and skin creams. Scratching the affected area should be strictly avoided as it can damage the skin badly. However if the condition becomes worse, removal of the tattoo remains the only solution to cure the problem.


Answer by  saitenor (20)

As the person who is actually ferfer72, I think it's really un-cool that you jacked my name to ask this question. Please choose your won username and leave mine alone.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Most likely you're actually having a reaction to an infection. This is very common but you need to see your doctor to get antibiotics.


Answer by  darcyn77 (321)

Chances are, since the tattoo is only two days old, that it is not an allergic reaction. This is common for tattoos that include red ink, or ink that has a red base, such as purple, pink, or orange. Put A&D ointment or bag balm to relieve itching.


Answer by  georgie (88)

Topical creams can help to relieve the itching. However, sometimes more intensive measures are required for an allergic reaction to a tattoo. These can include prescription medications and even surgical tattoo removal for severe cases.


Answer by  Taz (193)

First off all don't scratch it. Clean it with a soft soap (No parfumes)and moisturize it. If it's still puffy in two days see your tattooist.

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