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Hey! Thinking about getting a rather large tattoo on my back, but have been putting if off forever because I am scared to death I might have a reaction. I have Celiac Disease, but also have issues with soy, eggs, nuts, and dairy. Just wondering what is in the ink, and just wondering if it would cause any reactions. I cannot find anything on the internet about this. Has anyone ever had problems after a tatoo - Just curious.

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I have multiple tatoos including a very large one on my back. The only time I ever reacted to any tatoo was when the artist had their puppy in the shop. I am allerigic to dogs, or was before I was diagnosed celiac anyway. That was the last tatoo I got and I was very ill from celiac when I got it. The reaction just made me lose pigment in splotches. I also used to work as a receptionist in a parlor and my boss told me to avoid the red pigments as they are the most likely to cause a reaction in people. One note though, after I had gotten my largest tatoo, the one in the small of my back, my DS informed me that guys generally call these tramp stamps. If that is a spot you are considering you may want to have it put perhaps on your shoulder instead. Make sure you give it a lot of thought before you get one done. They are easier to do than to remove. Also they do hurt and if you are having colors put in they will need to do at least 2 sessions. One for the outline and one or more to fill in. If this is going to be your first tatoo start small to make sure you can take the discomfort. I took my DD with me when we put the color in my large one. Watching that process convinced her that a tatoo was not something she ever wanted to have done. I do not regret any of my tatoos, they were all done to commemerate an event or major life change but now in my 50's I am glad I got them all in areas that are easily covered by clothes.

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I just had my first tattoo done 4 days ago, and there was no reaction...

If you have any worries, ask to see the bottle of the ink before getting the tattoo...

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I have a big tattoo on my back, no reaction what so ever. Enjoy getting inked! I'm jealous! I really want another but I don't have the cash right now!

:)

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I have a tattoo on the top of my foot and had no problems with it :) I have celiac disease with no other intolerances that I know of. I recommend going in and talking to the owners of the parlour before getting the tatto also.

Have fun!

Jillian

Hey! Thinking about getting a rather large tattoo on my back, but have been putting if off forever because I am scared to death I might have a reaction. I have Celiac Disease, but also have issues with soy, eggs, nuts, and dairy. Just wondering what is in the ink, and just wondering if it would cause any reactions. I cannot find anything on the internet about this. Has anyone ever had problems after a tatoo - Just curious.

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I also have multiple tattoos, I havent ever had a reaction from them but everyone is different. I agree with Raven, make sure you think it all through and place it where it can be easily covered.

The pain never really bothered me, only the annoying sound getting it lol.

Enjoy your ink =)

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Hi there,

I have similar issues with egg, soy, etc. However, shortly after I got my tattoo I became extremely sensative to fragrance and dyes, ink, newspaper print and other chemicals. You may to reconsider.

Dina

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I have two tattoos, one on my ankle and one on my foot. The one on my ankle occasionally itches and swells up. I have no idea why. It is very random. I haven't had any problems with the one on my foot.

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I have a lot of tattoos. I have never had a reaction before except sometimes when it's hot, tattoos on certain parts of my body will become itchy and raised. Mainly on the backs of my arms and calves. You should be safe! Good luck, tattoos are fun!

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My advice is to contact the tattoo parlor you expect to visit and ask what ink brands they use. That is what I have done. They will give you a number for the company's customer service line, if not, it's usually on their website. The two companies I dealt with answered my questions knowledgeably, and provided me with MSDS sheets for me to double-check.

I can tell you right off the bat that Dynamic Color Company and Eternal Inks are both free of gluten, tested under a detectable amount (<100pm) of all hard metals, including Nickel, Lead, and Mercury. You can feel safe about your tattoos

To those of you that get swelling, exposure to sun for long periods of time can cause this, make sure you wear at least an SPF 45 on your tattoo even if you don't usually wear sunscreen. Don't expose it to sun if it is still healing. If you are getting an eczema type rash near the tattoo, I would contact both the artist and you doctor.

I know this is a really old topic but I came across it while I was looking for information so I thought I would return and post what I have learned.

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Not celiac-related, but red ink seems most troublesome for hypersensitive folks.

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I am allergic to shellfish as well and a lot of red ink has traces of it. It's more of a swelling and irritation when I got it. And it took a long time to heal. I talked to my artist as my husband and I are going to be fully tattooed. He told me just to maybe have a few more sessions instead of trying to do it in one sitting. Just in case. :) 

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