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If you got a tattoo in the last twelve months and it was applied by a state regulated entity, which uses sterile needles and ink that is not reused—and you meet all donor eligibility requirements—you can donate blood. Good news…California is a state that regulates tattoo shops.
Remember, tattoos also include tattoo “touch ups” and permanent cosmetic tattoos.
States that do not regulate tattoo parlors:
• New York
You need to wait 12 months after getting a tattoo in any of the above states, so set a calendar reminder.
If you have any questions or for more information, please call us at 1-619-326-4926