How Long Do You Have To Wait To Give Blood After Getting A Tattoo?
– Share on Pinterest When necessary, a person may need to wait 12 months after getting a tattoo to give blood. Most people with tattoos can donate blood , as long as they do not have risk factors that prohibit or limit blood donation. People who get tattoos in states with regulated facilities that do not reuse ink can give blood right away. If a person gets their tattoo in a state that does not license tattoo facilities, however, they must wait 12 months to ensure that they did not develop a contagious disease from the tattoo procedure. The following states do not license their tattoo facilities:
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New York
People who get tattoos in prison, those who apply their own tattoos, and individuals who get tattoos in states with regulations but from unregulated artists or facilities must also wait before donating blood.