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Can someone get a tattoo with a defibrillator

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dermatology 19 years experience
Maybe: I would be concerned with any patient seeking an elective tattoo procedure with a defibrillator. The electric needle gun could cause the defibrillato... Read More
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: Tattoo needles and ink carry serious risks of transmitting diseases such as hepatitis, but will not trigger a defibrillator.

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: I'm not an electrical engineer, but I think it's a bad idea. If you insist, you may receive an inappropriate shock from your device. Even worse, it ma... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
I should think so: Is this a wedding band substitute? Just an FYI. It is VERY hard to remove tattoos, especially ones that go around a finger. Also expensive. Mayb... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Hollander
Cardiology 48 years experience
The : The device will continue to work unless there have been so many shocks which may drain the battery. The battery level can be detected by a simple noni... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
No: It is unlikely that you would feel anything but if you did it would be only a very mild sensation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience
Invisible fencing: I have seen no literature on this type of device interfering with pacer/icd function. I doubt it would be a problem but it shouldn't be a problem stay... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 16 years experience
Depends on "stop": There is a misunderstanding about when a defibrillator works. Defibrillators work when there is erratic electrical activity in the heart (ventricular ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
What it does: A defibrillator provides an electrical current that is measured in joules (a measure of electrical energy). This electrical energy is used to "shock" ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See answer.: There are specific conditions for which an icd is implanted to decrease the risk of sudden death due to a cardiac rhythm disturbance. Infections are r... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Pacemaker change: When a pacemaker or defibrillation generator device is changed, typically light sedation is used for comfort, and topical anesthesia is used in the sk... Read More