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Tattoos and piercings

Young girl with newly pierced ears
Caring for pierced ears

To prevent a complication from newly pierced ears, follow these dermatologists' tips.

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Caring for tattooed skin

More and more patients are asking their dermatologists for skin care tips that will keep a tattoo looking its best. Here are some tips from dermatologists for keeping tattooed skin healthy and vibrant.

Stressed man with tattoo on his arm
Tattoos: Skin reactions and what to do about them

Even if you get inked by a licensed tattoo artist and follow the aftercare, your skin can react in weird and unexpected ways. If you’re having a reaction, here’s what may be happening and what you can do.

Laser tattoo removal from leg
Tattoo removal: Lasers outshine other methods

Discover what you need to know if you want to remove a tattoo.