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is the tatoos  safe for multiple sclerosis?
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667078 tn?1316004535
Many people with MS have tatoos. I have never had one so how it effects MRIs I do not know.


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572651 tn?1333939396
the MRI tattoo concern mainly comes from tattoos you would do yourself of have done in prison - the ones that contain heavy metals can create a problem.

Supposedly commercially done tattoos pose no problem, but avoid doing the permanent eyeliner,  to be especially safe.
We have some folks here - such as Rita - who have gotten tattoos acknowledging  their MS .

If you still have questions, ask your neurologist.

Be sure to post a picture once you get it done!
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Have you asked your neuro if he sees any reason you shouldn't get a tattoo?  I got one about 2 yrs ago, and have had no problems.  I spoke to my neuro when I was thinking of getting one, because I had already been on Tysabri for 2 yrs at that point, and Tysabri is an immunosuppressant.  My neuro could see no reason why I couldn't get one - just stressed how important it was keep it clean while it was healing, and be sure I had it done at a reputable place.

I've had no problems with it at all.  It has never been an issue with MRIs, either.  I don't know if matters if the tattoo was placed somewhere close to what was being looked at with the MRI.  My MRIs have all been on my head since I got the tattoo, and mine is on my left side/flank.  You could always just call and ask an MRI tech where ever you normally get them.

Is this your first tattoo?  Mine is my first and only one.  I still love it.  But I don't recommend getting one down your side - hurt a lot more than I had anticipated, lol!  When it was done, the tattoo artist told me its the most painful place on the body to get one - somehow he failed to mention that before he started, lol.

If you get one,be sure to show us!  so many tattoos have really cool stories.

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