I've yet to see a definitive answer on the safety. It really depends on the studio and its sterility. Some artists will refuse to touch you.
You can always look at it this way. A tattoo lasts forever. What's the worst that can happen if you end up waiting? You'll change your mind? **smile** If that happens, better that it does BEFORE you get inked rather than after!
at 9:13 PM on Mar. 3, 2010