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Tattoos and piercings

Young Asian girl having her ears pierced
Caring for pierced ears

Although ear piercings are more common and can be less risky than other body piercings, they can still cause complications if not handled safely. Dermatologists urge people to follow these steps to avoid infection.

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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.