Can I have a tattoo

hi all was woundering if any one has had a tattoo after stroke I’m on clopidogrel and was woundering if it was safe enough to have a tattoo while taking it iv found a tattooist who will do my design but could do with some advise on weather it’s a good idea or not 


Hi Lyndsay

I think you should speak to your GP about this prior to the tattoo.

Take care



Didn't seek advise but had it done n must say very pleased with it 


Hi, was the bleeding more than usual? Did you bruise more than usual? X

That's a good question. I've been planning a tattoo for a little while now but didn't think it would be an issue.  If you could let me know the advice you get that'd be great, Lindsay.  

Iv has 2 tattoos and on  oth I didn't bleed even tho I'm on blood thinners 


I am also on Clopidogrel and have wondered the same question.

From what I have researched when on anti-platelet medication a tattoo will take a lot longer to heal than normal as it won't form a scab over it as easily.  Also I think it could be very messy for the tattoo artist so just to be safe I would double check with your doctor and let the tattoo artist know too.

Hope this helps.

I had many before the strokes been wondering myself about this