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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: But choose wisely as tattoos are permanent.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Mallia
20 years experience Podiatry
Relatively Benign: A small tattoo should not be a concern. A tattoo which has some blood loss that is more than 3cc's you may want to postpone or divide into smaller se ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Wouldn't : Recommend a tattoo anywhere near icd.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: In the or the chest is prepped and the patient receives light sedation. The implant area is numbed with local anesthetic and the pacing wires are intr ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pacemaker : Yes, it is as safe as it is in the non bypass patients.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Defibrillator: Absolutely! laser tag does not involve high intensity radio waves. It takes a very high intensity source to confuse or interfere with an aicd. Example ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
TATTOO REMOVAL: Many dermatologists can remove tattoos. Depends on where and how large. Lasers often work.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Surgery: The gum that is stained can be surgically removed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
The usual way: The usual way.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
There is: There is no safe tattoo. Your biggest concern is infection and being allergic to dye.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Probably: As a plastic surgeon, I'm against tattoos in general but if you really must have one, I would make sure that you're antiseizure medication is on board ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
A wolf: Lupus is the latin term for wolf.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Tazers: There have been recent reports of tazers causing cardiac arrest in patients without aicd's. I suppose it would be possible for a tazer to "trick" and ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations, jolt: If your heart has a serious rhythm problem, the device should intercede to correct it. When that happens, you may feel palpitations or a jolt in your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Wouldn't recommend : Wouldn't recommend as you should be on blood thinners which will result in increased bleeding...Get off blood thinners & them get your tat...Remember ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual ci ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloid prevention: If you are prone to keloids, consider avoiding industrial piercings.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
14 years experience Cardiology
Yes if you mean LVAD: If by pump you mean left ventricular assist device (lvad), then yes you can have a pacemaker/icd, and most people that require a lvad already have an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
By your cardiologist: Heart transplantation is a last resort measure -- so you have to have had an extensive evaluation by your cardiologist and he will determine whether y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Good skin care: Avoid wound tension with tape and/or supportive bra, silicone adhesive gel sheets, no sun exposure, topical scar massage, close surgical follow up, ti ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
It depends: It depends on how slow and what the rhythm is , but fatigue , dizziness, and fainting are possibilties.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Not advisable: Tatooing has been reported to cause spread of certain infections agents especially hepatitis and even hiv. Also the skin tattooed could develop a bact ... Read More

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