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This may be a silly question and truthfully I'm just impatient. Anyone that has gotten any tattoos pre/post opp, what was your time frame?

I'd like to get a small forearm tattoo in memory of my brother that passed a year ago. I haven't gotten my surgery date but I know they will be contacting me this week to set it up in mid-late July. I clearly don't want to risk any hold up on my surgery, but I'm also just trying to get a time frame. Any insight is appreciated. [emoji4]

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I really don't think there is a time frame. I'm covered in tattoos. My surgery was in January & my last pre-op tattoo was in December. My first post-op tattoo was in May (but that was because the artist was booked). It's not like donating blood where they ask you those types of questions.

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17 minutes ago, Kay_G_B said:

I really don't think there is a time frame. I'm covered in tattoos. My surgery was in January & my last pre-op tattoo was in December. My first post-op tattoo was in May (but that was because the artist was booked). It's not like donating blood where they ask you those types of questions.

I'm not really concerned about being asked about it as much as possible risks. The body is already trying to heal one thing and then adding another on top of it, ya know.

That time frame def. helps, thanks! It will help too when I actually get a set date, but again... just impatient lol.

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You could use this as a reward for reaching your goal weight if it’s something you are really looking forward to. Just a thought.

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Another consideration may be your potential for loose skin & where you may want to put the tattoo. You can end up with loose skin everywhere & we all end up with some. I even have some on my hands & fingers. Never expected that. Maybe better to wait until you’re close to your goal.

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The only concern would be infection of the tattoo site in my opinion. If you go to a reputable artist and do the proper aftercare and keep it super clean it should not be an issue at all. I have gotten 3 pist op staring at 4 months. No issues at all

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As a 63 year old woman, I was quite amused to be asked if I had, had any piercings in the last 6 months. It would have affected my surgery. As an after thought I would loved to say I had a Prince Albert piercing just to see their faces

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As a 63 year old woman, I was quite amused to be asked if I had, had any piercings in the last 6 months. It would have affected my surgery. As an after thought I would loved to say I had a Prince Albert piercing just to see their faces

[emoji1787][emoji28][emoji23] That just made my day. I'm sure there would be jaws hitting the floor.



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