Can I get a tattoo over tinea versicolor?

Yes, because when you treat tinea versicolor, your skin’s natural pigment will eventually return, while the tattoo that was inked over it will remain. People can get tattoos in areas previously affected by tinea versicolor. However, you might not want to get a tattoo in an area with a current tinea versicolor outbreak because the tattoo ink color may appear different when the skin tone changes (you could always get the tattoo touched up later, though, if this is a very urgent tattoo situation).

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Tinea Versicolor

A harmless skin rash caused by an excess of naturally occurring yeast that shows up in splotchy patches on the body.

Also Called

Pityriasis versicolor

Looks Like

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Frequently Found On

Back, chest, butt

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