type 2 diabetic's getting tattoo's

By tfuller Latest Reply 2009-12-30 20:09:22 -0600
Started 2009-12-30 10:06:28 -0600

i have adeema in my legs and they swell up quite large,i got a tattoo about 3 1/2 weeks ago.like a fool i should have never got it on my calf.it was sore as hell and i couldnt even walk for about 4 days.now its been almost a month and still is'nt totally healed.ive got dozens of other tattoo's,but there older ones.
i got one on the back of my hand the same day as the one on my calf and that ones totally fine and was healed in 3 days.the one on my leg is still red and sore.does anyone has a clue if it is normal for a diabetic to take so long to heal with a tattoo??
im alittle worried about the redness and sorness

5 replies

sweething 2009-12-30 14:38:55 -0600 Report

Hindsight. If only you had known this would happen. You'd have changed your mind about the location or even if you'd have it at all.

Like Harlen says, see the doc. The antibiotic ointment may not be enough, you may need a systemic antibiotic.

tfuller 2009-12-30 15:25:52 -0600 Report

your right on that,never again on the legs.i should have thought about first,i regret it now.ive been loading the a&d ointment on it.i goto my doc's in 4 days,i'll be gettin it checked out

Monalisa 2009-12-30 11:07:32 -0600 Report

Hi, you could also apply a wet cold towel from time to time it helps with the inflamation and the bacterial growth, just soak the towel in water with ice, squeeze it and put it on your leg, hope you feel better soon…Happy new year!

Harlen 2009-12-30 10:48:18 -0600 Report

The blood isnt moving thrue your legs as well as it is thrue your hands,thats why your having truble.I do a lot of tats
for frends with diabetes and I never go to the legs if they are having any prob with them.Keep the ointment on and hope it works out or and this is what I would do go see the Doc you need too frend!
Best wishes

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