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Doctor insights on: Tattoos Down The Spine

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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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I have a tattoo which is getting me really down to the stage i won't go out. I tried removing it myself burned and blistering? What shall I do :(

I have a tattoo which is getting me really down to the stage i won't go out. I tried removing it myself burned and blistering? What shall I do :(

Start with a psychia: Your willingness to do yourself harm is alarming. I'm not an expert, but i think you may have borderline personality disorder for which new and exciting treatments are now available(e.g., dialectic behavior therapy). On the other hand, your desire to be rid of a tattoo is understandable. More and more centers with high tech means of tattoo removal are available and can be found easily online. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go down on a foot tattoo?

How long does it take for the swelling to go down on a foot tattoo?

Less than a week : There is not much soft tissue so it is more sensitive on the foot. It depends how deep they went and if they ushered black ink because black ink penetrates deeper and uses a different needle so swells and hurts more. If only colored ink most of the swelling gone3 days but still sore. ...Read more

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Tried to remove tattoo myself burned and blister i don't know what to do now? If i go doctors will they help? I need help getting me down :(

Tattoo self-help: Go to see your dermatologist! the sooner the better, so any long-term effect will be minimized. Of course we will help, it's in our charter! ...Read more

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Just got tattooed on upper arm two days ago my arm is really red and hot and irritated of course what can I do to calm it down without ruining tattoo?

Just got tattooed on upper arm two days ago my arm is really red and hot and irritated of course what can I do to calm it down without ruining tattoo?

Ice ice: Maybe you are having a reaction to the color dye or perhaps an infection. Best to ice and see your doctor as soon as possible for consideration of steroids and antibiotics to calm this picture drawing down! ...Read more

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Does my doctor need to write down if I have nipple piercings and tattooes? Can I tell her not to?

Does my doctor need to write down if I have nipple piercings and tattooes? Can I tell her not to?

Yes: Your doctor needs to write all observations and data when seeing you. It helps in the diagnosis, risk factor stratification, and looking back at history. Don't worry though. No one besides you and your doctor is permitted to see the notes except those with legitimate need - consulting doctors, nurses, insurance, and government officials by court order. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a swollen lymph node to do down from a infected tattoo on the arm?

May take time: Swollen lymph nodes usually take a fairly long time to resolve and sometimes do not totally return to normal due to structural changes in the node or fibrosis and scaring. ...Read more

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Swollen inner thigh, not lymph node, with red blotch, no itch or pain, 2 inches down from a 2 day old tattoo. What could have caused it?

Swollen inner thigh, not lymph node, with red blotch, no itch or pain, 2 inches down from a 2 day old tattoo. What could have caused it?

Many possibilities: If it's warm to touch and the redness is spreading it's possible it could be cellulitis (a skin infection). If this doesn't improve, and certainly if it worsens, you should have this examined by a physician. If it is cellulitis, you will need to have antibiotics Rx. ...Read more