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Doctor insights on: Spine Tattoos

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Is it safe to tattoo over spine?

Is it safe to tattoo over spine?

Back Piece: There is no reason to suspect the tattoo art over the spine is a problem other then the inherent general risk of tattoos in general. Back pieces are popular body art and are places regularly over the spine. Tattoo art does not go below the level of the skin so the spine should be fine. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Is true that if u have tatto over spine and u are woman and become pregnant doctors may not want to anesthetize u because the ink under the skin?

Is true that if u have tatto over spine and u are woman and become pregnant doctors may not want to anesthetize u because the ink under the skin?

That depends: That depends on how well-informed your doctor is and whether he/she is susceptible to letting stigma get in the way of appropriate treatment. Epidural anesthesia is possible and safe with a sacral/back tattoo as long as the skin does not appear to be infected (red, swollen, tender). ...Read more

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Does tattoo remove hurt?

Does tattoo remove hurt?

Laser : Laser tattoo removal, while uncomfortable, is well tolerated by most patients , particularly when a numbing cream is used before hand . Multiple treatments are often needed. ...Read more

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How do you heal a tattoo?

Tattoo wound care: Your tattoo artist may have printed instructions for you. But, keeping the tattoo clean and dry for the first few days is often wise. Then keeping the area clean as you normalize your activity. Some tattoo artists may recommend cream or gels to cover or protect the work while the skin heals from the trauma of having the tattoo placed on it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get tattoos?

Is it safe to get tattoos?

Yes: It is safe to get tattoos. You should ensure that the tattoo artist is using sterile technique and the facility is clean & reputable. This means the artist should wear gloves, clean your skin with alcohol, use a sterile new needle, new unused inks, and use sterile technique with sharp items & bleeding, if any. People get into trouble with reused needles & inks causing infections like hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Risks of corneal tattooing?

Risks of corneal tattooing?

Lots: There is risk of infection, scarring, and a reaction to the dye, among others. ...Read more

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How to cure irritated tattoo?

How to cure irritated tattoo?

Allergy infection ??: If you are allergic the tattoo will likely itch and become swollen possible develop a redish look around the edges. If its infected it is hot tender may itch has ooze maybe puss. IF you are allergic you can't have a laser tattoo removal the allergy could become profound. Check this tattoo for infection see your doctor an ER or another medical professional to make sure its not infected ...Read more

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How to care for first tattoo?

Basic wound care: keep it clean gentle wash warm water only no scrubbing use moisturizer like aquaphor or cetaphil a few times a day keep it out of hot tube keep out of the sun if puss comes out or it gets hot red and painful go to your doctor it could be infected ...Read more

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What are radiotherapy tattoos?

What are radiotherapy tattoos?

Allows precision: Very small tattoo markings (size of a freckle or head of a pin) are used in radiation therapy to allow the radiation therapist to precisely aim the high-tech equipment at the area needing treatment. These tiny dots are crucial for accurate targeting of the tumor area. A tattoo is better than a magic marker dot because it won't wash off when you take a shower or go swimming. ...Read more

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Can an epilectic get a tattoo?

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, If anything like skin irritation has ever precipitated the seizure before. It might be sporting to mention your history to the tattoo artist although I doubt anything is likely to happen ...Read more