A 41-year-old member asked:
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can a transplant patient get a tattoo?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Not advisable: Tatooing has been reported to cause spread of certain infections agents especially hepatitis and even hiv. Also the skin tattooed could develop a bacterial infection from the procedure itself.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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