SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 43 Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 825 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.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 819 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.
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 801 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.
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).
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 734 times:
Well, SWA TPA, you've glossed yourself nicely , 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.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 43 Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 729 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.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 43 Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 700 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.
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!