A 22-year-old male asked:
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can you get a tattoo if you where born with one kidney?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: There is no contraindication to getting a tattoo. However; a tattoo puts you at risk for infection and you need to protect that kidney. I would not risk it. All the best.
Answered on Jul 6, 2015

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