A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to get a tattoo considering that i had leukemia 20 years ago that has since been in remission?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Maybe not: There has been some concern of transmission of hepatitis b and c virus through tattoong. We cannot assume that all needles and paint in tattooing parlors are sterilized appropriately. Besides, tattooing produces micro wounds to the skin with the theoretical possibility of producing wounds and infection. I would probably advice against it.
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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes, assuming....: As long as you go to a reputable tattoo artist, assuming you haven't had any long term issues from your therapy 20 years ago, you would really be at no increased risk compared to the general population getting a tattoo.
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