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Does Anyone Have a Tattoo?

I've always wanted a tattoo, but I'm afraid to spend that much money and then my psoriasis destroys it. Does anyone have a tattoo? What did you do to prepare for it? Did your psoriasis attack the skin?


  1. Hi , This was a great question to ask our community! In the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of articles that we have on our site written by either a contributor living with psoriasis or a medical professional: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/getting-a-tattoo/, https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/tattoos-and-us/, and https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living-with-psoriasis/tattoo-risk/

    I hope these articles help! Best wishes, Sarah, PlaquePsoriasis.com Team Member

    1. No

      1. Hi , I don't have any tattoos either. Did your psoriasis play a role in deciding not to get one, or would you not have wanted a tattoo anyway? I experience the Koebner phenomenon (https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/koebner-phenomenon) so that definitely makes me wary of doing anything that causes injury to my skin. Thanks so much for joining the conversation here! Warmly, -Catherine, Community Moderator

    2. I have a full sleeve and both shoulders done. If anything next to no psoriasis where I have tattoos. Its scar tissue it dose not reproduce as fast as normal tissue. May cause a flair though.

      1. , it's great to hear that your tattoos haven't been affected by your psoriasis. I had never considered that the tattooed skin may not reproduce as fast as other areas, but that totally makes sense! If you don't mind me asking, do you discuss your psoriasis with the tattoo artist beforehand? Warmly, -Catherine, Community Moderator

      2. Hello , This is good to hear. This conversation has come up a several events. Thanks for shining some light on this. This is good to hear. Thanks for sharing. Any tips you can share on getting a tattoo? Thanks for sharing. Diane (Team Member)

    3. Yes, I have 2

      1. Thank you for sharing here, . Does/did your psoriasis ever affect the tattooed areas? We'd love to hear more about your experiences with this! Warm wishes, -Catherine, Community Moderator

      2. Hello , How long have you had your tattoos? I know from my experience that when I scratch my skin, psoriasis will grow there. Do you have this problem at all? Thanks for sharing. Diane (Team Member)

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