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Ibuprofen and tattoos. Gah... 50 kids; 15477 posts
31st Jul '11

Is Ibuprofen a blood thinner? I have a wicked ear infection and am in massive pain. Im going to get a tattoo tonight so I can't take something that is a blood thinner. UGH!

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
31st Jul '11

Not sure.. but when I had an ear infection early last year, and went to get tattooed, he wouldn't do it because of the antibiotics.

Gah... 50 kids; 15477 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Vindictive [papaya]:" Not sure.. but when I had an ear infection early last year, and went to get tattooed, he wouldn't do it because of the antibiotics."

Im not on antibiotics, unless you count drops. Im waiting to see a ENT in a week or two.

Milenko 1 child; Florida 743 posts
31st Jul '11

Try to stick it out til after the tattoo ive been drinking and had a tattoo done and didnt bleed it out but everyone is different and most of the time they wont do it if they know about it.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
31st Jul '11

Yes it is.

Gah... 50 kids; 15477 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Milenko:" Try to stick it out til after the tattoo ive been drinking and had a tattoo done and didnt bleed it out but everyone is different and most of the time they wont do it if they know about it."


Thanks! Would it matte though if its about 6 hours before the tattoo? Ive read such conflicting stuff online while trying to find out.

Zipo Bibrok [LIVR] 3 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10565 posts
31st Jul '11

I personally would reschedule my tattoo if I had any kind of infection in my body!

user banned Due March 16; 18 kids; Springfield, Georgia 8473 posts
31st Jul '11

I'd wait to get the tattoo until I didn't have an infection anymore.

Weinus Badger 1 child; Whidbey, WA, United States 63 posts
31st Jul '11

No you're good, now anything with aspirin is a thinner. I know cause I'm not allowed to take aspirin out here but motrin/IBU is ok

Gah... 50 kids; 15477 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Sara McSlut:" I'd wait to get the tattoo until I didn't have an infection anymore."


I was thinking that, but since i almost always have an ear infection its become something that just doesn't get thought to much into by me at this point. I get over an ear infection and two days later i have one in the opposite ear. Its a vicious cycle for me. So im unsure. Im going to have to ask the person doing the tattoo about it.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Weinus Badger:" No you're good, now anything with aspirin is a thinner. I know cause I'm not allowed to take aspirin out here but motrin/IBU is ok"


http://www.medicinenet.com/ibuprofen/article.htm



Ibuprofen is a part of NSAIDs, as is aspirin. And it does thin the blood (down at the bottom is where it says that).

Milenko 1 child; Florida 743 posts
31st Jul '11
Quoting Gah...:" Thanks! Would it matte though if its about 6 hours before the tattoo? Ive read such conflicting stuff online while trying to find out. "


IMO Ive been tattooed when taking asprins and such and never had a problem with it I wouldnt worry unless you were popping a handful of them it shouldnt do much.