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A 37-year-old male asked:

could you catch mrsa from getting tattooed for numerous long periods of time over a couple months?

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Dr. Brian Santin
Vascular Surgery 15 years experience
Possible: It is certainly possible to attract an infection of any variety from getting a tatoo if instruments are potentially dirty. Always make sure the facilities are clean and sterile technique is followed. I hope this helps.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Yes.: Mrsa is on all surfaces and is spread by contact. Therefore it is possible to have MRSA on your skin and in your tattoo.

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