From Texas, USA:
My 17 year old son, who has had diabetes since he was 7 months old, wants a tattoo. I heard somewhere that the dyes travel through the kidneys. Is there any danger of damage to the kidneys of a diabetic person from a tattoo?
The dye from a tattoo would stay under the skin. The major risk factor would be if the tattoo were not done in a clean place in an aseptic manner. This could put your son at risk for a skin infection. These are factors that need to be addressed, along with monitoring afterwards to look for high sugars, which could be the first signs of an infection.
Original posting 17 Sep 1998
Posted to Daily Care
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:00
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