A while back we posted a gallery about infected tattoos that focused on teaching people about the common warning signs and symptoms to look out for while your tattoo is healing. Everyone loved it so much that we’ve decided to bring you another!
We don’t really know why you all flock to see the most disgusting, gut wrenching, near vomit-inducing galleries we have to offer, but never let it be said that Tattoo Artist Magazine doesn’t give the people what they want! We’ve also recently expanded the size of all our galleries, meaning the new infected tattoo gallery featured below also comes stocked with even more pictures than before.
Remember, if your tattoo starts looking like any of the tattoos featured in this gallery, or starts showing any of the signs or symptoms we talked about in the last infected tattoos post, you should seek medical treatment immediately. Don’t try to take matters into your own hands; that’s how people ruin their tattoos and end up stuck with unattractive splotches for life.
Don’t hesitate to see the doctor either. The infection could potentially cost you your life if left untreated. It’s not the tattoo artist’s responsibility to keep your tattoo infection-free. He or she can’t do anything for you outside of recommending a physician, meaning a trip to the tattoo studio will only serve as a massive waste of time.
While rare, sometimes tattoos can get infected even when they’re applied and taken care of properly. There are a lot of random variables involved in the human anatomy and sometimes people unfortunately wind up being unlucky.
That being said, fresh tattoos are supposed to discharge clear liquid while they heal. It’s not pus or a sign of infection unless the liquid isn’t clear or has a sharp odor, so don’t panic.