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Can my husband get a tattoo before surgery next Wednesday?

Can my husband get a tattoo before surgery next Wednesday?

Hepatitis C: Poor hygiene when u get tattoos causes hepatitis C. Is it really necessary to get it http://www. Cdc. Gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq. Htm ...Read more

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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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If you are having surgery can you get a tattoo before it?

If you are having surgery can you get a tattoo before it?

Not recommended: Getting such a traumatizing procedure to your skin such as a tattoo is not a good idea close to a surgery. Bacteria inoculated into the skin could cause a bigger problem after your surgery. In particular I mean surgery on the area of the skin with the tattoo. Once your skin has healed from the tattoo then surgery would be safe. Discuss this at length with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo if you are about to have surgery?

Tattoo: What type of surgery?
Tell your surgeon your plans and follow the instructions.
In general I would not recommend a tattoo right before or right after surgery. A tattoo requires thousands of violations of the skin with the implanting of ink within the skin.
This can increase the bacterial load in your system and increase your risk for infection. I would not to it if it were me. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery. Is it ok to get a tattoo before I do?

Depends: The tattoo should be okay if it isn't in the area of the surgery and if it isn't a skin surgery. The big risk of tattoo placement is possible infection and possible allergic reaction to the ink. Both those side effects would impact a skin surgery in the area and it would not be advisable. If you get an infection, you are putting a big stress on your body to overcome that and heal from surgery. ...Read more

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How long before surgery can I safely get a tattoo?

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Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo 2 or 3 weeks before surgery? And the tattoo is on a different limp than my surgery

Can I get a tattoo 2 or 3 weeks before surgery? And the tattoo is on a different limp than my surgery

Tattoo before surg: I would advise you against doing a tattoo prior to surgery. Wait until after you have had successful surgery and full recovery. ...Read more

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May 10th I had my last heparin injection after surgery. Can I get a tattoo now?

May 10th I had my last heparin injection after surgery. Can I get a tattoo now?

Ask your surgeon: As with any procedure, if you have any specific questions in the immediate postop period, You should speak with the surgeon who did the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lot of weight & need to get body contouring surgery. I want to get a tattoo on my body -- is this safe? How long should I wait before surgery?

Tattoo after surgery: Would recommend weightloss first then body contouring surgery if needed and lastly place the tattoo where you like because it will not be affected by the body contouring surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tattoo a week before getting gallbladder surgery?

Is it ok to get a tattoo a week before getting gallbladder surgery?

Not recommended: In general, it is best to take care of one thing at a time. Although tattoos have a low complication rate, there are problems that can occur, such as severe skin infections. I would recommend that you take care of your gallbladder first, and when fully recovered, you can think about getting your tattoo. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 28 yo man to get a tattoo just over a week before circumcision surgery?

Is it ok for a 28 yo man to get a tattoo just over a week before circumcision surgery?

Tattoo before: surgery. Why risk slight but possible infection from tattoo before your circumcision? You can always get the tat later. Psychologically speaking, you will be dealing w/a major change to your body with the circ. One change at a time is best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm getting cataract surgery in two days can I get a tattoo?

I'm getting cataract surgery in two days can I get a tattoo?

No: This is one of those questions that is easy to answer. Only take one risk at a time. Wait until 3 weeks after cataract surgery, then you can go and take a risk on getting HIV, HBV or HCV by getting a tattoo. Be very picky on where you get the tattoo done.

Best wishes ...Read more

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Would it be a bad idea to get a tattoo over the scar I got from surgery?

Would it be a bad idea to get a tattoo over the scar I got from surgery?

Not really: In some cases, the tattoo may help to hide a unsightly scar. But generally, if you are not happy with a scar, you should have scar revision treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having gastric sleeve surgery in twelve days. Can I go this weekend and get a tattoo?

Think about it...: Do you really want to suffer the double recovery involved with both a fresh tatoo site AND a fresh abdominal incision? ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo at the place where I had have a surgery and have a plate and screw beneath it?

Should: Not be an issue. However discuss with the tattoo artist about tattooing over a scar and how that will effect its look. ...Read more

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I am having bariatric surgery in 4-5 months is it okay to get a small tattoo on my wrist?

Yes: A tattoo five months before your elective procedure is not contraindicated. There should be no problem with proceeding, if you so choose. ...Read more

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Endoscopic sinus surgery in 4 weeks. Could I get a tattoo on my shoulder now?

No: Tattoo is a form of self mutilation and no self-respecting person should have one.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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What happens if your 18 and you had open heart surgery can you still get a tattoo?

What happens if your 18 and you had open heart surgery can you still get a tattoo?

Prophylaxis: A tattoo should be safe but depending on what type of surgery was performed you may need to take antibiotics before the tattooing to protect from infecting anything artificial or structurally abnormal left in the heart. Best to know the details of what was done and if antibiotic prophylaxis recommended for other procedures like dental work. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to get a tattoo on my right forearm a week before I get ALC surgery on my left knee?

Possibly: Most likely it will be ok but if you can I'd suggest to do it after just in case you get skin infection from the tattoo which is rare but can happen ...Read more

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Is it okay to get my tattoo on my shoulder blade colored in today when I have surgery on Tuesday to get a lump under my armpit removed?

Is it okay to get my tattoo on my shoulder blade colored in today when I have surgery on Tuesday to get a lump under my armpit removed?

Better to wait: Getting a Tattoo on your shoulder may create swelling in the lymph-nodes under your arm. This may make it more difficult to identify the correct lump to remove. It would be better to wait until after your surgery to get the tattoo. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm having my second carpal tunnel release procedure 3 weeks post 1st surgery. Would it be ok to get a tattoo on opposite arm the next day post op?

I'm having my second carpal tunnel release procedure 3 weeks post 1st surgery. Would it be ok to get a tattoo on opposite arm the next day post op?

Tattoo: There is no contraindication to have a tattoo shortly after a relatively minor procedure such as carpal tunnel release. Just be sure to use a good, clean, reputable tattoo parlor. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo on my foot before deviated septum surgery?

Can I get a tattoo on my foot before deviated septum surgery?

Tatoo/septum surgery: You could, however, should wait just in case either procedure has complications, and the treatment for that complication jeopardizes the status of the other. ...Read more

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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)

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)

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. ...Read more

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I am having Bi-lateral TMJ prosthesis surgery 2 weeks from today. Is it okay to get a tattoo on my back shoulder? The prosthesis is two hand made titanium joints that are screwed onto my skull and jaw bone from tmjconcepts. Com. Would a tattoo be safe to g

I am having Bi-lateral TMJ prosthesis surgery 2 weeks from today. Is it okay to get a tattoo on my back shoulder? The prosthesis is two hand made titanium joints that are screwed onto my skull and jaw bone from tmjconcepts. Com. Would a tattoo be safe to g

Wait: I believe you should put this question to the doctor who is performing the surgery. There is always the risk of complications such as infection with any procedure, so your tattoo should wait until your doctor not only perform the surgery but even until he decides that your joints had healed enough. ...Read more

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When after stomach surgery should you wait to get tattooed on the stomach?

When after stomach surgery should you wait to get tattooed on the stomach?

Tattoo?: Not sure if you mean tattooed on your abdominal wall? (your stomach can be tattooed by an endoscopist but noone would know about it!) discuss this with your surgeon, because if you are having an issue with wound healing it is important to get their okay before you get a tattoo. Otherwise, probably no major harm as long as clean needles are used. ...Read more

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How long after surgery should I wait before getting a tattoo?

No: Particular time needed unless you plan to put it over a surgical scar. Then you need months for it to completely heal. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting a tattoo to have surgery?

No time: You could have surgery immediately after a tattoo if you wanted to. ...Read more

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Tattoos before surgery, is this okay?

Why put yourself: At risk for developing an infection prior to a scheduled surgery? ...Read more

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I'm having back surgery on March 7th to remove disks at L-2 thru 5. I wanted to finish up a tattoo two week prior that is well away from the surgical?

I'm having back surgery on March 7th to remove disks at L-2 thru 5. I wanted to finish up a tattoo two week prior that is well away from the surgical?

NO! NO! NO!: Even though the tattoo is not near the surgical site, you are having MAJOR back surgery and the last thing you need is any possible source of infection. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after getting a tattoo before I go for surgery to remove ovarian cysts?

How long should I wait after getting a tattoo before I go for surgery to remove ovarian cysts?

Ask your surgeon: Some surgeons are cautious about performing surgery immediately after tattoo placement as needles from the procedure can inject bacteria from the skin into the blood stream increasing the risk that the 2nd surgery may be compromised by a blood borne infection. Other surgeons are not so concerned so ask your surgeon how they feel about your question. ...Read more

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Getting a lip pierce and neck tattoo 3 weeks before oral surgery?

Please don't.: What's your hurry? Have the oral surgery, recover from that, then abuse your body any way you want, if you're so inclined; it's a free country. But why do anything just prior to a surgical procedure that might complicate that procedure, due to an infection or other issues? Why take that chance when it just isn't necessary? ...Read more