Yes, but to me this makes no sense. A large tattoo on one person could be completed by multiple artists increasing the risk, and a person with ten tattoos may stick to the same artist with the right equipment reducing the risk. It really is 50/50.
If you got a tattoo in a state licensed facility and it is healed, then you may donate in Texas. It is not an exclusion. If you received a tattoo from an unlicensed tattoo place, then there is usually a one year exclusion, but this may vary from state to state. The limit of three tattoos is up to the medical director of the blood bank where you want to donate. You can ask for a review and you may get an ok from the medical director of that blood bank, but be prepared to list all the tattoo shops where every tatt came from. Hope this helps.
I think the health department must verify that all ink is sterile as well as all the equipment is sterile. Once that is done, and the tattoo artist is licensed and trained in sterile procedures, the shop should get an ok from the health dept.
Here in Minnesota they do not ask donors if they received their tattoo by a licensed artist. Most of them have a tattoo limit that can't be exceeded according to an MPR report. This is such a fascinating topic to me. Thanks for your excellent answer.
Yes, but some centers allow people with three tattoos, and no more than that. A person with three tattoos could have had them completed by people on the street, whereas somebody with 4+ tats could be professional. The limit is not sensical.
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