Saturday May 10th, 2008 @ 10:52 PM
Filed under: Tattoos
I have a question that I’m struggling with for quite some time now and I thought maybe you guys will know something about it…. (Sorry if my English is a bit weak…)
I have a skin disorder called “Keratosis Pilaris”, well actually about 50% of the population have it but don’t know it.
Here’s a short Wikipedia explanation to it:
And another site dedicated to it, and there’s an image on the homepage that clarifies what this means better than words: http://www.helpforkp.com/
Anyways, I never got a good answer about tattooing my KP infested upper arms. The thing is, tattoo artists don’t know too much about dermatology and are afraid to make medical statements, obviously, and skin doctors (dermatologists) don’t know anything about tattoos, or just tell me “don’t tattoo yourself”.
So here’s my questions:
Can I tatto over it?
Will the tattoo quality be good as on healthy skin?
Is there anything special I need to do before tattooing my arms?
If you have answers for me I would be sooo grateful (-:
Have a nice day
The short answer is “yes”. An ex of mine has keratosis so I was able to see firsthand that it’s entirely possible. Depending on the severity of your KP, it could be easier/harder. Will it look like a tattoo on healthy skin? No. But it can still look quite good.
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