Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:02 PM
I would just wait rather than ask, as I only have 4 months left on it, but I want to get this tattoo to remember my close friend/roommate who passed away suddenly this past weekend... I feel like it would be really cathartic and help me to feel close to her.
If you've gotten a tattoo on Accutane, let me know, or if you have any information that would help also.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:54 PM
from what I know accutane makes the skin tight, thin, dry and flakey and generally sore. Tattoos take alot of healing power and cause supremely irritated skin while they heal so the two together seem like they will cause alot of suffering and also given the condition of the skin, the tattoo may heal poorly or react badly to being tattooed at all which could have a (possibly perminant) negative effect on the design.
I know its hard to wait at a time like this but there is no way to be sure how badly your skin will react in particular, I would advise leaving it until you are finished with accutane and your skin is strong again. Use this time to concentrate on getting the perfect design made and finding the right tattooist to do the job so that the tribute tattoo gets the care and attention given to it that it deserves.
Remember accutane is like skin-chemo so this is a time to be kind to your skin, especially if your dose is about to increase as any side effects are likely to increase along with the medication.
just asked boyfriend and he says that if your skin is AT ALL thin or flaking it is likely to cause the ink to go in too deep causing dispersal under the skin resulting in "blobs", line breakages and ink "bleeding out" both under and ontop of your skin potentially ruining this really sentimental image.
He says in fact he wouldn't trust any tattooist that has a "it'll be fine, lets just do it" attitude... s/he's just after your money and doesnt care about the design or frankly your health.
He (who is working on designs for people he has lost too) reiterates that you should spend this time refining your image and getting it just how you want it. This is one way to feel closer to her.
I am so sorry you lost someone close xx
Edited by crystal_willow, 10 January 2012 - 04:04 PM.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:34 PM
I'm so sorry for the loss of your close friend.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:18 PM
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