Help for my book:Can you get a tattoo if you have leukemia?

I don't have cancer, but I'm writing a book and my main character has leukemia, like Jamie did in A Walk to Remember. My character stops responding to treatment and tries to live a normal life. She decides to get a tattoo of a butterfly as to represent her short life, just like a butterfly. And because... show more I don't have cancer, but I'm writing a book and my main character has leukemia, like Jamie did in A Walk to Remember. My character stops responding to treatment and tries to live a normal life. She decides to get a tattoo of a butterfly as to represent her short life, just like a butterfly. And because butterflies mean life or soul.
So can she get a tattoo or is that a bad idea? After all this story is fiction, do I have to keep the tat idea or just dump it?

And for those who have cancer, my prayers are with you. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
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