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Small white bumps on the tattoo over chest and arm, do not itch or burn, can be popped. What could it be?

I had small white bumps that showed up noticeably on a tattoo on my chest and even seemed to appear on a tattoo on my arm as well, but not as bad. The tattoos healed well and at different times, and the bumps do not hurt, itch , burn or anything. Also, i was able to remove them as if they were white head pimples on my skin
Asked On : Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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The small bumps which you are mentioning are may be small papules.These papules may be filled with small amount of pus. When you remove them than you will find small amount of whitish or yellowish discharge coming out of the papules. These are mainly because of some infection and that is very limited to a very small area and since you have tattoo done than there is chances that they can develop. But keep an eye on them, if they are coming continuously and giving you some problem than you may have to see your doctor for some external antibiotic ointment for them. Other wise these small papules are not too much troubling.
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Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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