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Stretched or gauged ear and tattoos

I’ve had my ears stretched since I was 14. I am now almost 26, this past year my psoriasis has started to spread like wildfire and now my little stretched ear lobes are getting the worst of it now. Has anyone here had this problem? I’ve tried oils etc but it just keeps coming back.

I also have a chest tattoo that I want finished, does plaque psoriasis affect healing tattoos? I feel like it will.. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  1. , thank you for reaching out about this. I hope someone who has experience with ear stretching will stop by and share with you. I have non-stretched piercings and I do find that my psoriasis attacks them fairly regularly. I stopped wearing earrings about 15 years ago to try to combat this, but I do still have trouble with them.

    With regards to tattoos, we have a couple of articles that I hope will be helpful: https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living-with-psoriasis/tattoo-risk/
    https://plaquepsoriasis.com/living/getting-a-tattoo/ As with everything psoriasis-related, we all respond differently to these things - some people have trouble with tattoos, whilst others don't have any issues at all. I hope that you will be in the second group of people! Please keep us updated if you can. Warmly, -Catherine, Community Moderator

    1. Now this is really interesting. Tattoos can really be a pain with this.

    2. They definitely can be for some people, ! Do you have any tattoos? -Catherine, Community Moderator

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