My 18 year old daughter is getting a tattoo on Wednesday....

Question: 

My 18 year old daughter is getting a tattoo on Wednesday. She is booked in to get the meningitis vaccine the next day. Is it ok for vaccines so soon after getting a tattoo?

Answer: 

A recent tattoo is not a contraindication or precaution to safely receiving a vaccine. If your daughter's new tattoo is on her deltoid muscle, inform the immunizing healthcare professional so the meningococcal vaccine can be injected into the other arm.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018