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What is the remedy for extremely hard, painful pimple on the area of tattoo ?

A few weeks ago, I got my first big tattoo on my thigh. I ve done everything possible to keep it clean, healthy, and in proper condition. I noticed my skin was breaking out from the heavy amounts of Aquaphor, an ointment for skin repair, and I figured that if I kept up the proper cleaning routine the pimples would just go away. Well, I thought wrong. There is one pimple that has become extremely large. It is extremely painful and the area around the whitehead of the pimple is hard. I m already taking antibiotics but they aren t helping and I don t want to ruin my beautiful tattoo. Could this be more than just an ifected pimple? What should I do?
Asked On : Sun, 26 Feb 2012
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Hi...dear Cassandraskeets..,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
TATOO MARKS..... Way of doing Tatoos is important , Use safe and Sterilized procedures...,
Will give good tatoos on the Skin..., Your tattoo artist will use ...,
an electric tattoo machine that uses several small disposable needles...,
to inject ink into the dermis, the lower layer of your skin....,
Unlike the epidermis (upper layer of skin), the dermis doesn't flake away...,
so the ink permanently remains in the skin. This is why tattoos are so difficult to removal..,
TATOOS...... can cause skin problems such as...,
1) GRANULOMAS... (red bumps caused by inflammation) ...,
3) ALLERGIC REACTIONS, making skin itch and break out. ..,
These allergic reactions can occur with no warning...,
years after you get your tattoo....,
4) Getting a tattoo also puts you in danger of getting diseases such as ....,
AIDS, tetanus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C ....,
(although you can reduce your risk by selecting a good tattoo parlor).
5) In Ur case Tatooing on mole or infectes lesion...,
the problem will exaggerated due to chemical of tatooing...,
So Tatoo is fashionable...but will give drastic problems also......,
So selection of good tatoo artist and parlour is important..,
They can maintain Ster5ile and safety procedure ok...,
For Tatoo removal go and consult good Dermatologist...,
He will give correct direction..ok....good luck..,

Answered: Sun, 26 Feb 2012
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