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!
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.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.