Another reason NOT to get a tattoo

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Other than the obvious concerns about looking silly in my old age and the effects of gravity, I didn’t really need another reason why it doesn’t make sense to get a tattoo, but here goes….

Doctors are pointing to a potential problem sticking a needle through a tattoo in the lower back for an epidural – the injection of painkilling medicine that can ease the discomfort of labor.

A study by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that nearly one-quarter of Americans ages 18 to 50 are tattooed. Among them, nearly 20% of the women have tattoos on their lower back, researchers reported. At the same time, the national epidural rate is nearly 65% of the nearly four million births each year in the U.S.

Moms, we have real amunition here….

Read the full article in the Wall St. Journal

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