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A 27-year-old female asked:

i have a mild nasal staph infection. would it be safe for me to get a tattoo.

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Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Very low risk: Staph infection of nose likely due to colonization of staph bacteria in skin, so there is a chance tattoo procedure can cause exposure of the bacteria to blood resulting dissemination of bacteria through blood to different organ. However, that is very rare. Probably you can have tattoo if you accept low risk. Alerternately, you can decolonize the infection with antibiotic soap

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