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Can you get a tattoo after a kidney transplant

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Why risk it?: I don't see why not, with the exception of potentially contracting an infection from improper technique/cleaning of instruments; and while being on im... Read More
Dr. Barry Browne
General Surgery 35 years experience
Yes-at a parlor: As long as the tattoo is done at a reputable tattoo parlor with sterile equipment, you should be ok. I advise patients to wait until their steroids ar... Read More
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Not advisable: Many piercing and tattoo parlors share instruments among many individuals and are not sterile environments. There have been cases of transmission of ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Linanswered
Gynecologic Oncology 14 years experience
Get which?: Tattoo or transplant? Since both are in past tense, it's probably a bit late to ask the question? Now, assuming you're on immunosuppressant(s) for the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Tattoo and allpgraft: You do not need to delay a kidney transplant after having a tattoo. Good luck with both.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Risky: If you had a transplant you are likely on meds to lower your immune system so that the kidney does not get attacked. If you are on any immune suppres... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Great idea: I'm a fan and have two of my own. Just be sure that your tattoo represents something of the greatest importance to you. Being a transplant recipient i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Certainly: Unfortunately donor pool will be much smaller than if you were rh +ve.Any chance there is relative with o-ve blood type who might donate. Another opti... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Enlarged access arm: If you have an enlarged vascular access arm, as seen in the image, you have a venous stenosis (S) causing it. See either a vascular surgeon or an inte... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Fairly risky: Pregnancy is possible for a female kidney transplant recipient whose kidney function is good and stable. Yet, it is still considered a high risk pregn... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be ... Read More

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