U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Cancer can get tattoo

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: But you are certainly making yourself to far more devastating conditions like hepatitis b, c and hiv.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Contaminated needles: And dyes. Tattoos are not associated with cancer, but the process can transmit a number of infections if proper aseptic precautions are not used, e.G,... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may ... Read More
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Tattoos: Tattoo needle are sometimes not sterile. Therefore, many different viruses can be transmitted including hep c.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Social consideration: Tattoos do not have adverse medical effects, expect in a person with a skin disorder and the infections you mentioned. However, visible tattoos may in... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
I : I don't think there are any contraindications. However, you should check with your oncologist if you want to be 100% sure. All the best.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Safir
Urology 30 years experience
Congratulations: I'm glad you are doing well after your treatment for renal cancer - regular follow-up with your urologist remains important. As a physician, I counse... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: If cancer occurred it would involve the skin and the site at which the tattoo is performed. L with the millions of tattoo that have been performed the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
What to do?: Ignore that statement. A tattoo can cause infections or tremendous regret the next day but not cancer to the best of my knowledge.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
Likely not: It's likely not skin cancer, but if u have a suspicious skin issue you should get it checked out by a doctor. Better safe than sorry !
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Rephrase question: If i can rephrase your question- you are asking how to check skin cancer if your skin is full with tattoo? The answer is-- it would be difficult. Your... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Probably not.: It depends on what you call a beauty spot. If this is a birth mark that has not changed throughout your life, i would say you are unlikely to have a ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership