David Barrere, MDYour question Can I get a tattoo or piercing done during pregnancy?Are tattoos and piercings safe to get during...
David Barrere, MD

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Can I get a tattoo or piercing done during pregnancy?

Are tattoos and piercings safe to get during pregnancy?

There are no direct dangers to your pregnancy should you receive a piercing or a tattoo.

However, needle cleanliness should be assured. You could encounter blood-borne infections, primarily hepatitis, in less-than-ideal sterile situations.

In this scenario, both mother and baby would be at significant risk for life-long repercussions of an infection.

Therefore, most healthcare providers will recommend that most needle-to-skin embellishments wait until after your baby is born.PregnancyAndBaby.com

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