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Tattoos on lower back problematic during childbirth

Large tattoos on the lower back and buttocks can lead to problems for women during childbirth, as the marking could prevent doctors from applying a local anaesthetic, reported the German medical journal Arzte Zeitung.

Tattoos are frequently positioned on the lower back, precisely where doctors inject the painkiller along the spine. Injecting through tattooed skin carries the risk of transmitting allergens or poisonous pigments into deep tissues, leading to irritation.

The study was based on work by a researcher at the University of California in San Diego. Doctors have been encouraged to use a different, more complicated method of providing anaesthesia to women with such tattoos.

This is discussed further on Snopes.

It's just one of those weird things you'd never think about as affecting someone. If it's true, that is.

At least, as a man, I don't have to risk that my tattoo of a naked black Jesus eating a hamburger and fighting off ninjas with his penis will put me at risk for anything.

2 Thoughts:

Blogger The Stiltwalker said...

it will put you at risk for not getting any, lol.

5/09/2006 5:16 PM  
Blogger Avitable said...

True. But if they're not turned off by my tat of the Pope getting shit on by Mohammad as he eats pork and finger-fucks two cheerleaders, I think they can handle it.

5/09/2006 5:18 PM  



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