My boyfriend has been diagnosed with a tumor in his spine and has been told that there is less than a year on his life. 48+ hours ago he got a tattoo on his right forearm that seems to be infected pretty severely. (from the research I've done, it seems to be blood poisoning of some sort.) Just a little less than an hour ago he noticed a small amount of blood coming from his right ear. could the blood in his ear be associated with either his tumor or the infection from his tattoo? Or is there another underlying cause to it? Any help is greatly appreciated as I'm not sure which forum would best suit this problem.