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Ink coming out of tattoo. Medication for Juvenile Athritis. Am i defeating the purpose?

I am a tattoo artist and recently I tattooed a client full aware he was taking prescription medication for Juvenile Arthritis, but the drug is also used to treat cancer patients. I am aware that some cancer medications also cause the blood to thin. My client contacted me and advised me the tattoo was starting the peeling stage but most of the ink was coming out. I told him it was normal to lose some ink during healing and once healed I could put more in. Am I defeating the purpose by doing so??
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Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcomet to HCM.
it is questionable which medicines is he taking. There are citotoxic medicine whicg are used for arhritis and it may cause skin changes and haematologic changes. So your tatooing could cause skin bleeding which worsens tatoos look and may lead to infection. ALso skin is more sensitive to any kind of irritation. I suggets to invite him a take a look of tatoo. If there is anythig strange you should avoid further tatooing and send him to hospital Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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