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Can I Get Inked??
Jun 26, 2005

I have been HIV+ for a little over 2 years now. I feel great, I am in great shape, I am very healthy, and I live a healthy lifesyle--drug free, exercise, eat right, etc. As with any treatments, my doctor say I am in the 'wait and see' and not taking any meds. I am interested in getting a tattoo. I got a couple before I became positive years ago with no infections or issues, and I one to get another one. I don't want to comprimise my health in any way, but if it's okay to get some new art on my body, I will go with that too. What do you think?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

As long as you are inked at a reputable inkery by a qualified inker, I see no reason why you shouldn't become the next illustrated man!

"That way your story could be told in living color so you won't ever have to say a word. We'll read your front and then turn you over (just like a lover, or so I've been told)." (Lyrics from The Tattoo Song")

Stay well, Illustrated Guy,

Dr. Bob



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