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Do people with von willebrand disorders get tattoos?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: It is possible for..

A person with a bleeding disorder like vwf def to get a tattoo, but precautions are warranted.
If you normally utilize DDAVP (desmopressin) or similar adjunctive to address bleeding, it's advisable to administer doses the day of and following the tattoo to mitigate/prevent bleeding. Using a tattoo artist with designated training in infection control is essential. Not my cup of tea, but others have done it.

In brief: It is possible for..

A person with a bleeding disorder like vwf def to get a tattoo, but precautions are warranted.
If you normally utilize DDAVP (desmopressin) or similar adjunctive to address bleeding, it's advisable to administer doses the day of and following the tattoo to mitigate/prevent bleeding. Using a tattoo artist with designated training in infection control is essential. Not my cup of tea, but others have done it.
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