Tattoos carry with them the risk for infection, allergic and photo-allergic reactions, and Koebner phenomenon, but mitigation of these events is possible through simple preemptive and post-tattooing care. Identification of factors or comorbidities that may increase the risk for these events is also helpful, according to research published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

According to the study, eczematous reactions to red tattoos represent the most common type of dermatologic complication that may occur after tattooing.