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can you get a tattoo if your on blood thinners

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Would not: Since there will be excessive bleeding during the process it will make it very difficult for the tattoo artist.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Why are you on it?: Blood clot in leg? ? You could, but expect more than usual bruising. Could you first try a surface design or message? Must you subject yourself to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
21 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes!: Be sure to ask your treating physician first, but as long as your not taking it for a blood clot or heart or blood issue, you can come off it about a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Risky: The tattoo in being injected by the machine into your dermis and causes some disruption and bleeding. The thinner in your case may lead to more bleedi ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Risky: the artist punctures your epidermis and most of the dermis which may cause bleeding. In your case the bleeding ma be more than expected
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I would: suggest that NO TATTOO is worth bleeding and I doubt you will find a tattoo professional willing to risk it! My Opinion Only' Dr Z
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Why chance it?: Might work out ok but then again might not. Would be a shame if you got a huge hematoma under all that pretty expensive art work. Your chances of blee ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
I think it would: make more sense to buy and wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace. Emergency personnel and health care providers are not trained to look for tattoo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
No: You should be on antibiotics in advance to minimize chance of infection. You also are going to bleed because of the coumadin (warfarin). I doubt your ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely : So long you are regular on medicines and following up labs and your doctor, wish you wellness

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