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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to get a tattoo on my right shoulder a few days before carpal tunnel release surgery? ( having surgery on my right hand)

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No!: Getting tattoos and body piercings greatly increase the risk of hepatitis (viral infection of the liver ) or some other infection. There has been an epidemic of infections since there has been wide spread tattooing and body piercings. The treatment is hard to tolerate and very expensive.
Last updated Mar 5, 2018

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