Can You Tattoo Over a Mole?

Updated 05/01/19

Question: Can a Mole be Tattooed Over?

Answer: Short answer is yes, but you absolutely shouldn't. Although moles are usually benign, and so we go through life ignoring them, there is always the possibility that a mole could serve as an indicator of cancer. This makes the preservation of a mole important. One of the ways a mole can indicate a problem is by changing color. If it has been tattooed over with any kind of pigment, it will hinder your ability to spot any color differences. For your safety, it is best that a mole not be tattooed over.

It can feasibly be, but there is a chance it will lead to something disastrous.

However, a mole can safely be tattooed around. Sometimes moles are even incorporated purposely into the design to serve an artistic purpose. But always be sure to keep an eye on your mole for any changes in size or color, and see a doctor immediately if it does.

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