A 43-year-old member asked:
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Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other procedures, this would perhaps be a good time. Start with something small. I like well-chosen body art and if this is something you've really wanted for some time, i hope you're able to get it.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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No: I would not recommend any piercing of the skin surface in a patient with hemophilia.

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