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

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Dr. Harry Dollahite
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

A tattoo five months before your elective procedure is not contraindicated.
There should be no problem with proceeding, if you so choose.
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Dr. Harry Dollahite
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Dr. Vicki Levine
while you can certainly get a tattoo, I always tell patients that these are for life and sometimes people may judge you in a way that is not appropriate because you have a tattoo
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sure.

Go for it. Although depending on how much weight you lose the tattoo might look different on a thinner wrist, so choose wisely.

In brief: Sure.

Go for it. Although depending on how much weight you lose the tattoo might look different on a thinner wrist, so choose wisely.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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