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User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1052 times:

You know, I have more odd things that happen with my skin! Well here is another one. I have a B-52 nose art that was turned into a tattoo on my ankle. Anywho, it is about 4 years old now and the black ink that outlines the dragons wings, sometimes raises and becomes slightly swollen. You cant see it unless you actually look for it but you can DEFINATELY feel it. Other times it is perfectly smooth and soft like the rest of my skin. What gives!? This is something that has started happening off and on for the past 1/2 year or so. I know a lot of you on here have tattos, anyone else have a similar reaction? What the heck causes it? Is something bad going on with it? If I can find it, I will post a pic of my dragon here a bit later.

SWA TPA


I believe I can fly.....
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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1046 times:

It sounds like an inflammatory reaction. Since tatoos rely on granules of ink (that are foreign objects) becoming trapped in tissue, it seems to me that tatoo sites would be more susceptible to bouts of inflammation.

You should probably mention it to your doctor the next time you have an office visit. If it gets any worse, seek medical treatment right away.


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1036 times:

Uh, Red, that sounds scary. Why mention it to my doc? What could it mean?

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1032 times:

At least you didn't get a hag tag.  crazy 

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1028 times:

Is the outline a different color than the rest of the tatoo? If so, you may have some allergy to some pigment used only in the outline. Doesn't sound too bad right now, but allergies can change over time, so it would be a good idea to mention it to your doctor. They could perform some allergy tests to try to pin it down.

User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1026 times:

Yes, the outline is black.

Hag Tag? What is that?

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1023 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 5):
Hag Tag? What is that?

Another name for "Tramp Stamp" (Lower back tattoo).


This thread is really useless without pictures.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1018 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 5):
Yes, the outline is black.

So there is no black anywhere else on the tatoo? What I'm getting at is why the outline swells and nothing else. If the same black is used elsewhere, then it confounds the issue.


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1018 times:

Oh, not useless at all. I know what a tramp stamp is! I dont have one but I know what it is.

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1017 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 8):
I dont have one

I think we need proof.

Signed,
99% of A.net


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1011 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Thread starter):
sometimes raises and becomes slightly swollen

I've had the same problem with a tatoo of mine and I was told that it occurs because of the condition of the needle used to ink this part of the tatoo. It turns out the needles can sometimes develop a little hook on the tip from just being worn out. This can cause the skin to be pulled as the tatoo is made, and for some reason, cause the chronic problem that you stated above (even on an old tatoo).


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/swatpa/SmaugsRevengeB-52picture001.jpg

Here is a picture of the original nose art on 60-0010

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a38/swatpa/Tara349.jpg

and the end result minus a few elements of the original on my VERY white ankle!

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Wow, I didn't think you would actually give in.

User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 982 times:

NEVER dare SWA TPA!!!!! Ha HAAAAA!!!!!  Wink

SWA TAP



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 978 times:

That's a pretty cool looking tattoo!


LooneyToon
User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 965 times:

I have had the same thing happen also, it does not last long though.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/65720387/65720646ImWsVg


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Well, SWA TPA, you've glossed yourself nicely  tongue , but you still have not answered the fundamental question: Is the same black pigment used in the border also used elsewhere in the tattoo? From the looks of your svelte, sexy ankle (rogue coming out here), there is the same black pigment used in the lines inside the border. If that is true, then it is hard to understand any allergy scenario.

User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Whoa Roger! That's some tattoo! "Do the locomotion with me!" That song immediately popped into my mind when I saw it!

Logan- It is usually the wing (only the black outline) facing my toes or the wing on the right as you are looking at the pic. Sexy ankle? Naaah, it has too many towel impressions on it in that pic. I think that was taken on our fist day at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas. I had no tan at that moment. Big grin

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Logan

I would say the same ink is used in hte outline and some of the darker shading he has. I know in my case the outline and alot of the fill is the same color.


User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 944 times:

SWA

You have some black shading in the smoke right?

How long of a sitting was it? it's real cool.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6793 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Nice ink man...

I've had reactions sometimes from the sun, where black will have a raised reaction even with sunblock, but that's the extent of it.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 17):
I think that was taken on our fist day at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas

Oh, to be there on "fist" day. Yummy.  Wink


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Logan I sat there looking at your last post thinking to myself "fist day? What is he talking about? Is that some celebration in the Bahamas perhaps?" After a few minutes I finally looked up at my quoted text. Duh! Ha ha ha. I will blame that error on the rum I had when I typed that.  Wink

Roger, I think the smoke and the B-52 are all the same ink as the outline. I really could not tell you though since I was too busy grabbing the counter and chair edges and biting my lip while I was being inked. I certainly was NOT interested in looking at what the man was doing on my ankle about that time! LOL!

A reaction to the sunlight eh? Well, I do live in Florida so it's inevitable to hide from the sun! I will have to pay more attention to the sun correlation next time!

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 928 times:

Ya know, I just noticed something! The tattoo guy forgot to add the ears on my dragon! My dragon is hearing impaired! Shame on the tattoo guy! Now it looks odd since I noticed that. Bummer.

SWA TPA



I believe I can fly.....
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 922 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 22):
"fist day? What is he talking about?

To put it most bluntly, my dear, I'm referring to fisting. Nothing like natural hand lotion.  Wink


25 Post contains images SWA TPA : LOGAN! :-0 . . . . . . .
26 Post contains images Logan22L : Oh, just get over yourself. I posted a picture just for you on your 100th picture thread.
27 Redngold : Mention it to your doc only because you're already concerned about it. There's nothing else that I can think of that it might implicate. It's most li
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