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onebumgut
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
This might be an odd question...
Has anyone heard that you Should'nt get a tattoo because of UC?

I am getting one today!! Ive thought about this for 2 years and am finally getting it. Im not flaring, so I feel great...

Any input would be apprieciated!
Thanks.
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Probiotics
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed


onebumgut
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 199
   Posted 10/17/2007 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Yea! I can't wait!

Although my husband is not terribly thrilled, it is really something that means SoMEthiNG! Im getting 2 birds (representing my 2 children) on the side of my c-section scar.

Thanks for your words of wisdom (and relief!)

Michelle
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Probiotics
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed


happydays
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 10/17/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   

 You Shouldn't Have Any Problems.  My Brother-in-law Is In The Business. Just Make Sure It's A Clean Shop. Good Luck

 

 Have pancolitis since 8-07 But had UC since 04

 


basa0806
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I havent ever heard anything about that. I hope it isnt true because I want one after christmas

Sam

18 years old

Diganosed in Sept 2004
Currently taking 12 asacol, immodium occasionally, 25mg Elavil and Ortho Lo

Remission since April 2006

"If you dont like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"

Maya Angelou


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure some doctors and other people might tell you that because they are personally against tattoos eyes But it's certainly not true that you cannot get one just because you have UC. I've had UC since I was 14 and I have gotten 7 tattoos since turning 18 :) They're addictive!

However I did get one on prednisone once and it didn't heal very well, just needed a bit of a touchup after. Just take care of it like they tell you to and you should be fine. Enjoy!! :-)
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
Primadophilus Reuteri
40 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Imuran
10meq Potassium Cl
Caltrate Bone & Colon Health- 600 mg calcium + 400 IU of vitamin D
Vitamin B-12 Supplement
 


onebumgut
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 10/17/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I'M BACK! I got my tattoo! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

And it wasnt that bad as far as pain goes. It only took an hour. I went to a great tattooer who was super talented. I had gone last week for a consultation, so I was totally comfortable with him. The tattoo place is HUGE on sterilization in every way, so again...great experience. I can definitely see how people don't stop at just one! :)

Thanks to all!
Michelle
UC - diagnosed in 1993
Pentasa - 4 - 500mgs /day
Probiotics
Accupuncture with herbal supplements
Canasa when needed


Sideshowbob
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Total Posts : 698
   Posted 10/17/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
happy for you. i got one last january (my fourth) and it healed just fine. you will always look back on it as a good memory. :)
34 year old Male
First Flare was February 2005. Diagnosed June 2005-left-sided Colitis, suspect it has since spread. Started 4000 mg Oral Salofalk June 2005-stopped January 2007. Remission until November 2006.
Been in a flare to various degrees since November 2006 to February 2007. Currently in remission.
Presently on 0 mg Prednisone-down from 60 mg!
Weekly 4000 mg Salofalk enemas.
Daily 4000 mg Salofalk oral.
Started Omeprazole 20 mg February 2007.
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