Why is my tattoo swollen and burning/itching? & the little hole looks like the i

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    Andrea Clemonsposted 21 months ago

    Why is my tattoo swollen and burning/itching? & the little hole looks like the ink may be rejecting

    Bottom right heel, I have a solid black tattoo.. I've had it for a year. Got it touched up after like 7 months of having it. Never had an issue till tonight. It's swollen a bit and burns more than it itches. Never happened before. I looked up some possible reason, maybe dehydrated cause I was out in 98 degree weather yesterday by the pool tanning, may be a sun burn, but my back tattoo is fine. But IDK what else to do. The burning stopped after applying h2ocean tattoo ointment. But it's still swollen. There's a little hole in my tattoo that looks like the ink maybe be coming out, check pics!!!

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13098776_f260.jpg

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    IslandBitesposted 21 months ago

    It can happen for various reasons:

    * Being sick

    * sweating, lots of sun, being hot etc.  Weather related, humidity etc

    * a certain material sweater rubbing against it

    * an allergic reaction to red and yellow inkā€¦ or any colors that involve those colors.  The reaction can happen immediately, or years down the road.

    * Other medical like a raise in blood pressure, raise in body temperature etc.

    Here is an old hubbers discussion about the same issue http://hubpages.com/style/answer/138709 … d-at-times

 
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