thanks for all the responses guys!
And Sniper - my mom said that same thing, she's a recreational therapist and always works with the older population. But for me, I'm an old fasioned girl where I (as for right now anyways) wouldnt want to get anything I have to worry about a lot of people seeing...like my friend who is a teacher and has a tattoo on her arm and always needs to wear a big bracelet, I don't have to worry about always wearing bulky jewelry! Or even on my neck or back which I was flirting with, but then I dont want to have to worry about what hairstyle I'm wearing if I'm going to someone's wedding and it's in a church or temple. However, I'm a big fan of the "you only live once, gotta try it all" philosphy, so yes, I did get one, on my upper thigh where it is just for me...and anyone else who happens to see my upper thigh exposed ;)
My mom definitely freaked me out and worried me, although the thought that my assistant manager has many tattoos and she has colitis and used to be on remicade made me feel better.
i have moderate to severe crohns though right now its pretty much at bay with the remicade, minus the pain and whatnot. that was another thing with the tattoo...i felt like i have limited places to put it since i lose and gain so much weight so fast...fall out of remission? boom, lose 20 pounds....get healthier? boom, gain 35 more! oi vey! plus the stupid stretchmarks in some places...ugh, battle scars...i wonder if that medirma cream actually works...but alas, i'm getting off topic...
i was also freaked out cause i asked my 2 friends how much it hurt and they said a decent amount...and i asked well do you think it hurts more than the humira injections i used to take? and they said probably. so i was freaking out that it was going to hurt a lot, plus i watched my friends get theirs first...But it really wasnt that bad. It hurt yes, but not nearly as much as I remember the humira burning.
it doesnt seem to be bad at all, hopefully it will be completely healed before i go to israel in july since you're not allowed to be submerged in water while it's healing...err...I also got something really simple, just black outline which heals faster anyways...i didnt do color or shading or anything.
Moral of the story? Be honest with your mother after you already got the darn thing! haha
- 25 year old female, diagnosed in Aug '02 after being misdiagnosed with Lyme Disease for a year.
- Have been on Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort, Remicade, antibiotics (cipro, flagyl, avalox, etc), and Mercaptopurine (even the lowest dosage was messing up my liver, argh) in the past.
- Stopped Humira because it wasn't working.
- Just started Remicade, seems to be working a bit! :)