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Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have an ear infection?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: No

Wait until the infection is resolved.

In brief: No

Wait until the infection is resolved.
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Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Only if resolved

Outer ear infections can be bacteria or fungus trapped on the skin in the ear canal causing a local skin infection.
If there is an infection, i would want to treat it appropriately before disrupting the skin anywhere nearby (such as a tattoo) -- as that could be infected as well if there is local spread. It is unlikely to happen but it is better to be safe than sorry.

In brief: Only if resolved

Outer ear infections can be bacteria or fungus trapped on the skin in the ear canal causing a local skin infection.
If there is an infection, i would want to treat it appropriately before disrupting the skin anywhere nearby (such as a tattoo) -- as that could be infected as well if there is local spread. It is unlikely to happen but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Dr. Scott Rickert
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