Is my Tattoo Infected?

Q. How can I tell if my tattoo is infected?

A. If you think your tattoo (or piercing) might be infected do not wait around waiting for it to get worse! Signs of infection are severe pain, hot redness, swelling and/or a puss discharge (with or without the presence of blood), or a foul odor emanating from the area. Infection that is not properly tended to can result in serious health consequences and even death. It is not something to be taken lightly. See your doctor immediately. We are all susceptible to Staph infections – the bacteria that causes it resides on our bodies and just waits for an opportunity to take hold, like in a fresh new tattoo or piercing wound.




Commitment Tattoos by Bob Hey is a Tattoo Shop located in St. Petersburg (St. Pete) Florida at 2930 9th St North. Open Daily Mon-Sat and Sunday by Appointment. We are a fully licensed and insured studio.