Hi all, I have a few tattoos and do plan on having more, is there any reason now that I have been diagnosed with Polycythaemia Vera that I can’t?
Hi, this is a good question to ask and I am not a medical person and I think this is a question for your medical team who know you and your medical history. Personally I have been told because of my compromised immune system that, providing I ensure my dental hygiene, I should not even see the dental hygienist. Good luck and let us all know your outcome.
Thanks Erica, I am planning to do so, and I have spoken to the tattoo people as well who are gonna check re their insurance and so forth.
Good thinking, it sounds as if they are responsible tattoo people. What did you want to have tattooed and where?
Well as there is no medi alert bracelet for PV I was thinking thi
with a purple ribbon
Sorry meant to say on the inside of my left forearm
I wear a medi alert necklace around my neck, I found the bracelet got in the way and made a clink noise when I touched it on things. I have a collection of things wrong with me and you are allowed so many letters on each line to be engraved. I have filled every character space. I like to get my money’s worth !!!
I already wear a couple of bracelets, so the clinking does not bother me. But I also like tattoos, so seemed like a plan!!!
Hi Erica I’m still fairly new to do n don’ts having pv Jac 2 , I’m due to see my dental hygienist today to have teeth cleaned, never even thought about compromising my immune system will ring Macmillan nurse and check it out ,big thanks ,I’m finding this forum very helpful,thanks all ,carol.
Hi Carol, welcome to our community forum, do let us know how you get on, I think it is always best to check things out.
Let us know if you find an answer @Tylerjack from looking online I can’t see much information one way or the other, hopefully your CNS or a specialist nurse will have some more insight. We’re very pleased you’re here and find the forum useful. Hopefully you find the MPN thread a useful place to chat!
Hi all big thanks I cancelled my dentist appointment, I go away next week so didn’t want to take any chances ,I will get in touch with my Macmillan nurse on my return home and will keep you all informed with the outcome , thanks again you’ve all been big help, carol.
Hi Erica, the Tattoo people are now reluctant as they want more info on immune system and recovery/healing. So at the mo it’s a no.