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Getting a tatoo while going for keyhole surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,I was supposed to have a tatto done for my 21st on my lower right arm.
However i have been booked in 6 days later for keyhole surgery on my left shoulder for rotator cuff repair. Would it be ok to get the tattoo? the artis thinks so but would like a drs view as well.If not how long after surgery would you recommend waiting before getting a tattoo?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
Doctor :   give me a min
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Hi
User :   Hey
User :   Ok no worries
Doctor :   Well as a medical point of view its not recommended to get a tattoo
Doctor :   before your surgery
User :   Ok
Doctor :   and if you want to get it done once the surgery is over you will be on a antibiotic course
Doctor :   so once that course is over , wait for a week and then you can get your tattoo
User :   Ok thank you very much
Doctor :   your most welcome
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