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How long after surgery can I get a tattoo

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Heparin: The half life of heparin is between 1.5 and 4 hours depending on the preparation. After 2-3 days should not be in the system of a healthy individual.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Think about it...: Do you really want to suffer the double recovery involved with both a fresh tatoo site AND a recent surgical incision?
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Ask your surgeon: As with any procedure, if you have any specific questions in the immediate postop period, You should speak with the surgeon who did the procedure. Goo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 28 years experience
No: Particular time needed unless you plan to put it over a surgical scar. Then you need months for it to completely heal.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 62 years experience
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.
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Why take any risks: for infection with a pending surgery?
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: This is one of those questions that is easy to answer. Only take one risk at a time. Wait until 3 weeks after cataract surgery, then you can go and ta... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
No problem, as long as the tattoo does not prompt an infection, which, of course, could delay your surgery.
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A female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
There is no contraindication for having it done but as a doctor I am against any tattoo done under any circumstance.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes. : Go to an established business that follows sterile technique. Have fun.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
45 years experience
Tatoo/septum surgery: You could, however, should wait just in case either procedure has complications, and the treatment for that complication jeopardizes the status of the... Read More
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