Can I get a tattoo or piercing if I have a bleeding disorder?

If you are thinking of getting a tattoo or piercing, the type of bleeding disorder and the severity you have may mean the need to treat before and after, particularly if you have a severe bleeding disorder. Speak to your haemophilia nurse to ensure that you take the necessary precautions beforehand.

You may be discouraged from getting tattoos or piercings because of the associated medical risks, such as infection. However, if you choose to go ahead, finding a reputable tattoo and piercing shop is crucial to avoid the risk of getting an infection. You should tell the person carrying out your piercing or tattoo that you have a bleeding disorder so they are aware of any potential complications.