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    Tattoo Problems - Check Your Symptoms

    Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

    • You lose feeling in the area near the tattoo, or it feels numb or tingly.
    • The skin near the tattoo turns pale or cool.
    • The tattoo starts to bleed, and blood soaks through the bandage. Oozing small amounts of blood is normal.

    Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

    • Your symptoms are getting worse.
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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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