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Is it possible for people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia to get tattoos?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes but there is a risk of excess bleeding.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for people with von willebrand disease to get tattoos?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: About 1% of humankind has at least mild vWF. If you're presently being managed on medication by a hematologist, get his/her thoughts. If it's not been a huge problem for you, and your physician has released you, then go ahead. vWF involves the blood itself and its platelets, while the tattoo involves the deep skin.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can people with von willebrand disease get tattoos done?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Careful: Yes, but you may bleed from each needle injection.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could people with von willebrand disease get tattoos?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Yes, but....: Most people with von willebrand disease (VWD) do not know they have it. Many of them get tattoos and have no bleeding problems. If someone has one of the rarer forms of VWD and has a history of bleeding problems, i would recommend that they coordinate with their hematologist if they really wanted to get a tattoo.

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