I’m about to get a tattoo for the first time, well two actually at once. One will be on my left wrist and will be a small outline of a hear. The other will be on my right wrist and will be an uppercase letter ‘R’. In any case, both are small, just bigger than a 10 cent piece.
I’ve had diabetes for just over 5 years now, and as a teenager (now 19) my control has never been ideal. At last check my HBA1C was around 8, which i know isn’t fantastic, but it isn’t that bad for me. I’m looking to get the tattoos this Friday or next Tuesday.
So my question is really, how important is the HBA1c when getting a tattoo, and also, how important is it that your levels are good leading up to the tattoo. IE: if i keep my levels almost perfect until Friday, and then continue to keep them close to perfect as it heals, will that be enough? Or should i have my levels be perfect for 2, 3, 4 weeks?
Sorry for the really long message!
any advice would be greatly appreciated