It sounds like an allergic reaction to the ink of tattoo. Take some antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin and apply some calamine lotion on the rashes. If the symptoms persist then topical or oral steroids may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
But what could it possibly be caused from?
I did my girlfriends tattoos and they didnt swell much and she got 3 done. One is about 7 inches wide by 6 inches tall on her hip and then on her side she has the Lily about palmed size and that one has the rash that started in the tattoo and then spread out and is now spreading down her leg and onto her butt.. It cant be the ink because i used the same ink on her other tattoos. and the needles i always use new ones. Sterilized and everything.
And the look like white head pimples...
The same thing happened to my newest tattoo, which I got done 2 weeks ago. I have nine other tattoos and never had this happen before. I got the new done on my forearm from a new tattoo shop where I live. His portfolio looked great and recommendations were good too. The day after I got it, it was red and swollen around but not on the tat. The swelling and redness spread. I had some leftover antibiotics from an infected scratch I had from a student at work. It helped. Then after a day or two, the actual tat became red and inflammed. It was hot tothe touch and painful. Since then, it's gotten a little better then came back with avengeance. Right now, two weeks post-tattoo, it is red, itchy and has bumps throughout the tattoo. The tattoo is mostly white (not what I asked for at ALL!!) and there is no red. I went to a notable tattoo shop and was told it was not an allergic reaction to the ink, that he had never seen such a reaction before and to get it checked out and be concerned about possible staph infection in the near future.
I have the same white head like itchy rash. These answers are not helpful. If you found something to help you please let me know!!!!!!!
I recently got a tattoo from a friend of mine who is a licensed artist and everything was good up until I switched from using cortizone on my tat to a&d ointment. Turns out in severely allergic to a&d ointment. My whole arm was swollen and so were my lymph nodes. I had a rash all over my tat and a foul oder coming from it. I went to the hospital and was prescribed amoxicillin and some pain pills. The first thing people often think is its the tatoo artist who made a mistake when most of the time it's poor after care.
I got a tattoo last week and two days later started getting red itchy bums around and in tattoo I tried benadryl and Allegra creams nothing is working , don't know what it is or what to do
The rash around tattoos is from over-using A & D ointment or Aquaphor. If you use more than a thin layer, and apply it repetitively throughout the day your pores in and around the tattoo will get clogged causing the break out. Wash the tattoo/area with non-scented antibacterial soap and try applying THIN layers of the ointment for the remaining days directed by your tattoo artist. It should go away once you are done treating you're healing tattoo.
its been week since i got my tattoo and i used a & d oitment but its only around it other then that its fine its healing good just a rash around its bugging me what can i do to get this rash away