I'm a 25-year old white female.
I recently acquired a three-quarter sleeve tattoo complete with chest panel.
Tattoo completed in at-home conditions .
Gloves were used
The chest panel portion of the tattoo includes a very small portion of the breast (it covers the area between the collarbone and breast, and the tattoo stops a good distance from the nipple area).
bleeding (during tattoo) /redness/swelling (upon completion of procedure)
ER: diagnosis cellulitis; treatment: Clindamycin 450 mg three times a day (every eight hrs) for 10 days
Response to regimen: excellent
Post-recovery ultrasound: a breast cyst with no indication of malignancy or infection
Breast appearance: no bruising, no discoloration; a few veins became visible in the affected area (now beginning to disappear); no nipple inversion; breast seems to have sunk somewhat though it is barely perceptible
- after 1st tattoo session: a couple small "bumps" I could detect by touching
- after 3rd/last tattoo session: lump a lot bigger (perhaps a cluster of cysts)
- recovery from cellulitis: squishy
- a week later: a slight decrease in size and no longer squishy (rather hardened)
Question: Is this fat necrosis, and if so will it resolve on its own? If not, should I take any measures to aid its reducing? My gynecologist suggested Vitamin E which I am taking once daily.