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can you get a tattoo before surgery

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Girish Kalva
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hepatitis C: Poor hygiene when u get tattoos causes hepatitis C . Is it really necessary to get it http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Not recommended: Getting such a traumatizing procedure to your skin such as a tattoo is not a good idea close to a surgery. Bacteria inoculated into the skin could cau ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Don't: It is better to wait, as the body is under increased strees in the time before, after and during surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
25 years experience Dermatology
Depends: The tattoo should be okay if it isn't in the area of the surgery and if it isn't a skin surgery. The big risk of tattoo placement is possible infecti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Tattoo are a form of self-mutilation. No one should get those, much less a person on a blood thinner.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first.
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Tattoo before surg: I would advise you against doing a tattoo prior to surgery. Wait until after you have had successful surgery and full recovery.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Should be fine: There should be no problem with doing all three of these. Of course, defer to your oral surgeon's advice on this, but I cannot think of any reason th ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Tattoo after surgery: Would recommend weightloss first then body contouring surgery if needed and lastly place the tattoo where you like because it will not be affected by ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Not recommended: In general, it is best to take care of one thing at a time. Although tattoos have a low complication rate, there are problems that can occur, such as ... Read More
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