Alternachicks - my tattoos are acting funny

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02-18-2009, 12:43 PM
I figured if anyone would have experience with this it would be the Alternachicks :D

Ever since I have stepped up my workouts and been sweating a lot more, parts of my tattoos have been getting slightly raised and itchy. Has this happened to any of you on here? I thought maybe it's from my shirt rubbing against them while I run, or all the sweating? :?:

02-18-2009, 02:07 PM
[B]How long have you had them?Are they faiirly old or new?sometimes my foot tats itch a bit but I put it down to increased body temp/B]

02-18-2009, 02:21 PM
Mine actually do the same thing but not while i work out, it happens when i get cold, they turn into almost like a goosebump?

02-18-2009, 03:00 PM
It is a normal reaction with tattoos. My physician says it is histamines.
Mine happen during allergy season as well.

02-18-2009, 03:54 PM
good to know! mine were doing this as well... the raised not the itchy. guess i won't sweat it...

02-18-2009, 05:41 PM
thanks all! they are about 3 years old.

02-22-2009, 06:20 PM
ooh that happens to me too, just thought it was my tattoo being kinda crappy. mine is almost always raised like that, sometimes it itches usually if i get sweaty. good to know.

now go get more. :D

02-22-2009, 06:28 PM
yeah, this should get better shortly. It happens to me too.

02-27-2009, 04:20 PM
Haha, I can't wait to get more. Once I am done breastfeeding I have some planned.

02-28-2009, 10:52 AM
Oh I'm glad to know this happens to other people! All of mine do this, from the decade-old ones to the one from last month. Always have. It sometimes means I'm coming down with a cold.

painted lady
02-28-2009, 11:22 AM
that happens to me too. no worries! :)

moon safari
02-28-2009, 03:41 PM
i always thought it was because of the sweat and the friction. i never heard about the histamines, that's really interesting.

03-13-2009, 10:06 PM
SOme of mine do that as well. I have been told its normal :D If I wear a watch the ones on my wrists get really bad so I think its an allergy thing as well as a sweat/heat thing.