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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:51 pm
by ven
how are u all??
I have ms and going to do ccsvi in week time i wish to do a tAtoo before
and loads told me i cant...can u help me out pls
tks a lot

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 1:08 am
by Johnson
Hi ven,

I feel wretched, but thanks.

I would wait until after your scans to have a fresh tattoo. Some of the inks may have iron oxide in them, which can be affected by MRI. They can heat up in the machine, is my understanding. Sizzle. Ouch.

video clip - MRI and metal

I looked it up.
Dyes used in tattoos may contain iron and could heat up during MRI, but this is rarely a problem. link

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:06 am
by costumenastional
Hey Ven, give it some time friend. Hopefuly you ll be able to forget all about those big magnets in a couple of years time (when you are sure that your MS has been halted) and then you might as well become a Yakuza member ;)

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:51 am
by sunlounger
Hi Ven,

like Johnson says wait till after the scan,
there is a good possibility they won't give you the MRI,
not worth taking the risk of that :D

good luck

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:12 am
by onesickrace
im covered in tattoos... not to be a jerk, but look at it like this... get a tattoo or continue to have ms. doesnt even seem like a real question to me... wait, get your plumbing fixed first.