Tattoos and pigmenting

Having tattoos or permanent pigmenting made prevent blood donation for four months. This obstacle to donation is based on European regulations intended to reduce the risk of becoming exposed to blood-borne C and B hepatitis viruses and the HI virus in a piercing situation. A cosmetic injection (e.g. lip filling) that has been done in Finland without a colouring agent does not prevent blood donation.

See also: piercing

​Would you like more information? Please call the free information number for blood donors on 0800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).