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Can You Get A Tattoo Before Surgery
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you get a tattoo on rivaroxaban? Been on year and half and suffered many injuries yet no more then normal blood loss including surgery
No: Tattoo are a form of self-mutilation. No one should get those, much less a person on a blood thinner. ...Read more
Tattoo: Depends on type & location of surgery. Best to get ok from the surgeon first. ...Read more
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 a few days before oral surgery? I'm also traveling to Honduras in three weeks will that affect either procedures?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a scope shoulder surgery on June 17th, would it be okay to get a chest tattoo sometime soon?
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
I'm having surgery on a pilonidal sinus on my lower back in October would I be safe to get a tattoo now ?
Tattoo: Not a good idea at all for now! October is not far away. ...Read more
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