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The Real Pros and Cons of Face and Body Tattoos

A must-read for anyone thinking of getting—or about to get—a tattoo. Here's a list of all the positive and negative aspects of getting a tattoo.

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How to Deal With Scabbing on Your Tattoo

Is your new tattoo developing scabs? Need to know how to deal with them and avoid damaging your new tattoo? Then read this!

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My New Tattoo Is Itchy—Can I Scratch It?

Are you just dying to scratch your new, itchy tattoo? Don't do it! Hold out a bit longer and make an informed scratch.

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Tattoos Gone Wrong

Have you got a bad tattoo? Tattoo gone wrong? What can I do about my bad tattoo? How to avoid getting a bad tattoo and what to do when you do.

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Is Scabbing Normal on My New Tattoo?

Is your new tattoo developing scabs? Read this article to learn more about how to deal with them and avoid damaging your new tattoo.

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Is My New Tattoo Infected? What Should I Do About It?

Your new tattoo doesn't feel or look right and you're concerned you may have an infection. Learn the symptoms of an infected tattoo and find out how to deal with it.

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My New Tattoo Is Swollen, Red and Bruised—Is This Normal?

Are you experiencing swelling and bruising of your new tattoo? Are you concerned that it's not healing correctly? Read this article for information on the body's healing process with your new tattoo.

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Can You Get a Tattoo If You Have Psoriasis?

Psoriasis sufferers are already self-conscious about their inflamed red skin patches, but how tattoo artists really feel about putting their needles into these affected areas may surprise you.

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What to Do When Your Tattoo Is Scabbing

Find out what, why, and how to deal with scabs on your new tattoo. Get advice, including information on aftercare, healing, and scab-formation.

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How to Help Prevent a Tattoo Infection

If a tattoo becomes infected, it will typically happen after you leave the tattoo studio. It is very rarely the artist's fault. Infections can be viral or bacterial, but most tend to be bacterial and are easily prevented.

Typical redness and swelling on same day of getting tattoo.  Photo from Flickr.com.

The Toxic Effects and Health Risks of Tattoos

Tattoo inks are not regulated by the FDA despite increasing evidence of negative short-term and long-term effects, including skin cancer and auto-immune disorders.

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How to Minimize Tattoo Scarring and Signs of Problems

Especially after getting your first tattoo, you'll want to make sure that the healing process is going well. Learn to identify signs of developing scars and how to treat and prevent them.

The Signs of an Infected Tattoo and How to Care for It

An awesome-looking tattoo can unfortunately turn into a big infected mess. Read on to learn the symptoms of infection and how to treat it.