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Tattoo's after Transplant?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:08 pm
by xotrueeloveeox
Are tattoos allowed after transplant? Has anyone gotten one after their transplant?

If I ask my doctor, I get the reply "Don't be stupid!" But I want one to remember my transplant, I want one that will signify everything. And I can't really find much on the topicc..so your opinions are welcome..


Thank you =]
Andrea.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:44 am
by Helen Rambaut
Not a topic I have investigated but for starters I would think it an unwise procedure for a transplant recipient. Why? Because you will be taking immunosuprressants and you will be more liable to infections in general. So why would it be sensible to inject stuff into your skin? Same reason I think, but I dont know medically, that botox would be a bad idea.

Helen

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:06 am
by jomc
Hi

This topic has been posted once before and had a good few people posting, would be a good idea for you to take a look. Use the search option above and enter Tattoo, this should find it.

john

Re: Tattoo's after Transplant?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:58 am
by Paulab
xotrueeloveeox wrote:Are tattoos allowed after transplant? Has anyone gotten one after their transplant?

If I ask my doctor, I get the reply "Don't be stupid!" But I want one to remember my transplant, I want one that will signify everything. And I can't really find much on the topicc..so your opinions are welcome..


Thank you =]
Andrea.



Hi Andrea,
I also have asked about this subject with my doctors and they say that it would be better to wait about 12mths before you get a tattoo. If that is of any help to you.

All the best

Paula x

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:45 pm
by xotrueeloveeox
Well I have to wait a good amount of time too, as in the US, or maybe just Pennsylvania? Its a law you have to be 18 now to recieve a tattoo, even with parental consent.

And it doesnt get "injected" into your skin, it is applied to the first layer of skin.

Tattoos

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:11 pm
by Sue
Hi Andrea, I have several large tattoos, I know when I had them done there was quite a bit of bleeding. Whilst they are not injected, the needle does run fairly deep into the skin layers as does the dye.

I am not being a miserable old **** at all but I would think it quite possible that you could get an infection despite your artist being fully qualified and carrying out aseptic preparation etc. I agree with what Helen says. I have noticed that since my tx I bleed easier and longer and also bruise quite badly.

I too would love a new tattoo but have decided that I best not risk it at this time.

If you do get one done, make sure they are fully certified due to HIV/Hep infections too, sounds really boring but there are some "cowboys" out there.

Sue

Re: Tattoo's after Transplant?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:12 pm
by JollyHodg3kins
Hello Andrea! I've had two tattoos since my kidney transplant and have had no issues with either of them. They healed in the normal amount of time, didn't bleed a whole lot, didn't become irritated, and most importantly didn't cause any fluctuation in my bloodwork levels. I felt perfectly fine afterwards, too.

Re: Tattoo's after Transplant?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:41 pm
by wagolynn
There is an increased risk of infection, so my thought would be, 'why take the risk?'