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could taking vicodin let me get a tattoo without feeling any pain?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
28 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Even though vicodin (hydrocodone) may be used for management of post-operative pain, it does not have much application for treatment of pain associated while getting a tattoo. You may see your physician and perhaps ask for a local anesthetic cream which may be applied to the skin prior to getting the tattoo.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Vicodin and tattoo: Firstly - having a tattoo is not painless. Secondly none of the "tattoo parlors" are permitted by law to provide pain medication. Secondly i dopubt very much if any md will give you this opioid just to get a tattoo - expect them to tell you to take a Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) for the tattoo.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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