Will tattoos make my Keratosis Pilaris worse?

If you’re thinking of concealing your KP with a new arm sleeve tattoo, you certainly can. There isn’t any evidence that tattoos make keratosis pilaris worse—or better. It might camouflage things, but it shouldn’t really affect skin texture. The tattoo ink sits on top of the hair follicle but doesn’t penetrate it. And when the bumps fade with age, you’ll still have a tattoo souvenir.

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Keratosis Pilaris

Small, harmless bumps of dead skin cells that form around the hair follicle.

Also Called

KP, chicken skin, bumpy arms, permanent goose bumps

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Frequently Found On

Back of upper arms, outer thighs, back of thighs, outer calves

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