Hi. I hope I can get some help, I've been meaning to post on a forum like this for months!
About 1 year ago I got a tattoo on my thigh. Everything was healing nicely, and one night as I was sleeping i scratched it, as it was itching hence the heeling, and made a couple of small red cuts, which were very minor, but right next to the cuts small very small and itchy rash was showing 2 days latter. I thought it was nothing and went to a CVS, explained the situation which was a very very dumb move, and they suggested me some special bandaids to put on and keep for 4-5 days and let it heal like that. I did so, and after a couple of days as I was taking these bandaids out most of the skin came off with it and i noticed infection and went to the ER immedietly. They told me it was something like Cellulitis which they said is very treateble, gave me some antiobiotics covered it up and sent me on my way. Everything went down, but in the course of the next couple of months I got 2 boils in different places which I never had before, one which went away after antibiotics and another after they made an incision. Mind you, they were very small but a pain in the butt. It's been a year, they told me after they cut the last one that it would be so the bacteria would leave and so it did cause I had no problems any more. I've been boil free. Been a year. So I have a couple of questions, how do I get rid off the purple marks left on my thigh (in 2 places) and 1 on my hip. They just don't look natural and I would like to remove it as it is on my tattoo which doesn't add to it at all. I hate it to be honest and would be very gratefull for any advice. Also, am I safe to get another tattoo? Since I have had many cuts and scratches to my skin because of my work environment I haven't had any problems and was told by my doctor that my body has beaten the infection, but to allways be carefull as in stay extra clean which I have been doing. I also noticed that the 2 other boils I had were from impact as in penetration and rubbing of the skin. One resulted from a fall, the other from carryng havy stuff for a day and putting it up against my hip where it was rubbing against it a lot. I had many other instances after they made the cut, but nothing came back so I do really hope I've beaten it... So I would be very thankfull to know how to get rid off the purple marks, or as in how to turn that part of the skin back to being whitish again instead of purple.
Thank you very much