From Miami, Florida, USA:
My 16 year old son has had diabetes since he was 13. He wants to get a tattoo. I don't know if people with diabetes type 1 should get a tattoo. Can a tattoo give him any skin problems or something?
The only potential problem is if the diabetes control is poor, there may be an increased chance of the tattoo area becoming infected. Otherwise, there is no real problem.
Original posting 2 Apr 2000
Posted to Other
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:10
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.