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How long after surgery can I get a tattoo

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 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?
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 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 26 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.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 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
A member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 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.
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Why take any risks: for infection with a pending surgery?
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
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Tattoo is a form of self mutilation and no self-respecting person should have one. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, who... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes. : Go to an established business that follows sterile technique. Have fun.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
43 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Don't: It is better to wait, as the body is under increased strees in the time before, after and during surgery.