hi there- I have gotten tattooed since starting on Remicade- not sure what the time frame was when I ast got a tattoo, & when the next infusion was. How close together they were, etc. But it couldnt've been all that far apart- I've been going every 6 weeks for a long time, at the high dose. I have had no problems. I think it makes a difference if it's an
open wound, from an infection, or injury, as opposed to a concentrated tattoo-type "wound"... I hope that makes sense! I mean, a tattoo only goes thru a couple layers of skin, & it's a "clean" wound, so it shouldn't cause any problem. My healing time was the same, on or off Remicade. What a hassle, huh? Just another issue to think about
! If there were any signs of infection, I wouldn't do the infusion- but you figure, 4 days is long enough to know how the healing is going, for the tattoo. It should be pretty well scabbed by then. You could always put the infusion off for one more week, if you're really nervous about
it. Myself, I'd probably go for the Remicade & hope for the best.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Primal Defense Ultra