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Many people do. This common skin condition should not be a problem with a tattoo.
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Diabetics are more prone to infections....infections that can get out of hand. Many tattoo establishments are not known for their high-levels of...
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Infection - Dirty needles can pass infections, like hepatitis and HIV, from one person to another. Allergies - Allergies to various ink pigments in...
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No, Chlamydia is sexually-transmitted. You cannot get it from having a tattoo. You can get hepatitis B from an unclean tattoo facility, but not...
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The FDA regulates the inks in tattoos, but the actual practice of tattooing is regulated by local jurisdictions, such as cities and counties. That...
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I do. I tend to tell me patients lots of different things and I do advice against getting a tattoo, or if they insist that they want to get a tattoo...
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Diabetics heal slower than someone without diabetes.  It is one of the symptoms of the disease.  Getting a tattoo is like getting one big...
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You might think that if you tire of your tattoo, you can just get it taken off, but the process of tattoo removal is actually expensive, time...
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Your parents are right to be concerned. There can be risks to getting a tattoo.The biggest risk is infection. Getting a tattoo involves a needle...
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Usually, a tattoo would not disqualify you as a organ donor.
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You can become allergic to the ink at any time, or any medicine that you are taking also. You can become allergic to it even though you have been on...
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Yes...more risky than someone who is not a diabetic.
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Ouch! Getting a tat is painful enough without then experiencing a hard lump underneath it.I'd suggest you see a health care provider about this...
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Tattoo removal has come a very long way, and we have advances in our lasers to help remove tattoos of all different colors. Typically, the longer the...
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Any medication that can thin the blood, such as Coumadin, should be avoided. Drinking alcohol should also be avoided for this reason. Keep in mind...