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What are some signs of an infection?
Your tattooist should tell you what to expect after getting a tattoo. Some swelling around the tattoo is normal. You should contact your health care provider if you have any of any of the following signs of infection:
  • Any unusual swelling
  • Continuous oozing or bleeding
  • Red streaks or a hot sensation surrounding and moving away from the tattooed area
  • Thick yellow or green drainage from the tattoo site
  • Worsening pain

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