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Tattoos and pregnancy
Posted on: 03/06/2009
I WANT TO GET A TATTOO ON MY BACK BUT I DONT KNOW IF ITS SAFE BECAUSE LATER ON IN THE FUTURE I DO WANT TO HAVE BABIES. SOME FRIENDS HAVE TOLD ME THAT IF YOU GET A TATOO ON YOUR BACK WHEN YOU HAVE A BABY THE DOCTOR WONT BE ABLE TO INJECT ME SO IT DOESNT HURT AS MUCH, IS THIS TRUE?
A tattoo on your back will not make it more difficult to receive a spinal or epidural in the future (this is for pain control during labor). Please make sure that you receive your tattoo from a reputable tattoo place. If needles are not sterilized properly you could be at risk of receiving an infection/disease (such as hepatitis C). Here is a link to our page on Body Art: http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/bodyart/