Can you get a tattoo while breastfeeding?

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Most tattoo artists make you sign a paper that says your not pregnant or breastfeeding or at least where I am you do


I wouldn’t put it on one of your breasts.

I wouldn’t. Can’t you wait !?


Why would you? Just wait.


It’s best to not get a tattoo when breastfeeding a child

You can get drunk while breastfeeding too. 💁🏽

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Yes but many places advise against it.

Yes it’s fine, tattooists are typically male and don’t know anything about it, so just don’t bother letting them know. Keep an eye out for any sign of infection and see a doctor if you see any signs of infection.

I’ve been told no because of risk of infection. I’m waiting till I’m done breastfeeding to get my next one.

Is nails 2 die for, a medical questions group.

The ONLY reason you cannot get a tattoo when pregnant or breastfeeding is because of the risk of infection. Infection from a tattoo normally is from poor sanitation from the shop and/or poor hygiene on the client!


No. I ask my tattoo artist the same question. You can contract Hepatitis

I mean I have gotten 3 tattoos in the last almost 3 years of nursing.


Yes, infection is a possibility no matter what. Take care of yourself and your child and you are fine.

You guys need to be asking professionals these “fan questions” not a bunch of randos on the internet


Pump a weeks worth and go for it

Tattoo ink will soak into your boobs and poison your baby. Don’t do it. R.I.P. :skull_and_crossbones::skull::coffin:


Omg yes you can the study’s that have been done show the molecules from the ink are too big to fit into your bloodstream breast-feeding and getting a tattoo is OK the only thing you need to worry about is getting an infection after the tattoo

Yes but because there is a risk of infection most will prefer you to not be breastfeeding, when there is a risk to you its a bigger risk to baby, if you wait until your no longer breastfeeding you will benefit more… because when we breastfeed we are still hormonal and that leads us to make regretted mistakes, save the pattern you want and if you still want it after then awesome, take the waiting time to redesign it or add things to it, make it yours through and through… you might redesign the entire pattern or not want it at all… but no matter what … normally I’d say its your body do what you want, but if your breastfeeding then you already know its not your body, its you making your baby safe… whatever you choose to do dont allow negative people to drag you down… :heart: