Can You Get a Tattoo While on Eliquis?

Author Mollie Sherman

Posted Nov 20, 2022

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There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, including the individual's health, the type of tattoo, and the location of the tattoo.

Generally speaking, it is not recommended to get a tattoo while taking eliquis (apixaban). This is because eliquis is an anticoagulant medication, which means it reduces the ability of the blood to clot. This can increase the risk of bleeding and complications from a tattoo, especially if the tattoo is located in an area with a lot of blood vessels (such as the wrist or ankle).

It is also important to note that eliquis can interact with other medications, including some tattoo ink. Therefore, it is important to speak with your doctor about all medications you are taking before getting a tattoo.

In summary, getting a tattoo while on eliquis is not recommended. However, the final decision should be made between you and your doctor, taking into account all of the relevant factors.

Will eliquis affect the healing of a tattoo?

There is no definitive answer to this question as everyone's individual body chemistry will react differently to eliquis. Some people may find that their tattoo heals well with no adverse effects, while others may find that eliquis does indeed slow down the healing process. If you are concerned about eliquis affecting the healing of your tattoo, it is best to speak with your tattoo artist and/or doctor beforehand to get their professional opinion.

What are the side effects of getting a tattoo while on eliquis?

There are a few potential side effects of getting a tattoo while taking the blood thinner eliquis (apixaban). These side effects are rare, but could include uncontrolled bleeding or a hematoma (a localized collection of blood outside of blood vessels) at the tattoo site. There is also a small risk of developing an infection after getting a tattoo. People taking eliquis should talk to their doctor before getting a tattoo and make sure to follow all aftercare instructions to reduce the risk of complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for when taking Eliquis?

If you’re taking Eliquis, be on the lookout for these other side effects:

Is it safe to wax while on Eliquis?

Yes: No problem at all with waxing while on Eliquis.

Can you get a tattoo while on blood thinners?

There is no absolute answer, as each individual’s blood pressure, health and body chemistry will be different. However, it is possible to get a tattoo if you are on blood thinners, but many artists will refuse to do so – for fear of potential side effects or infection. If you are considering getting a tattoo while on blood thinners please discuss the risks and benefits with your artist beforehand.

Is Eliquis safe for people with irregular heartbeats?

Eliquis can be safe for people with abnormal heartbeats (known as atrial fibrillation) if it is used as prescribed. It is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, including OTC medicines, supplements, or herbal products. Tell your doctor about all of the products you use, and whether any of them make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.

What happens if I miss a dose of Eliquis?

If you miss a dose of Eliquis, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to taking your normal scheduled doses. Do not take two consecutive doses at once.

Mollie Sherman

Mollie Sherman

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Mollie Sherman is an experienced and accomplished article author who has been writing for over 15 years. She specializes in health, nutrition, and lifestyle topics, with a focus on helping people understand the science behind everyday decisions. Mollie has published hundreds of articles in leading magazines and websites, including Women's Health, Shape Magazine, Cooking Light, and MindBodyGreen.

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