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As others have said if you have had nodes removed be careful, I would watch the chemo nurses so wishing they could use the good veins in my bad arm but would never dare insert a needle incase of infection and lymphodema. Even anesth have struggled to use my good arm but wont touch operted side either, proper reputable tattooists should refuse. (if you were to get lymphodema it wouldn't stay a pretty little butterfly).

Debbie

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Hi Mel
I have a butterfly tattoo on my wrist [before bc] and love,love love it. Particularly because it flied in the face of my children and friends who never though that I would ever do such a thing.

But as Lilac says , if you have had nodes removed the complications arising from a tattoo are not worth it. Have you read the threads on lymphodema?

Directly after having a tattoo the area bleeds and is prone to infection. This must surely be one of the worst things that could be done to an arm at risk.

Margaret

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If you have had nodes removed on the right side then I would say count that side out as it flies in the face of all the advice we are given as pre-caution against lymphodema.

If they are to balance each other what about both on the left wrist but one on the upper side and one on the underside ... or ankles?

I was thinking of gettting a small tattoo last year (mid life crisis when I turned 40) but never quite got round to it.

Good luck.

Love Lilac

Ann_BCC_
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Hi lolabelle

The best thing to do would be to ask your GP, specialist or your breast care nurse about this.

Take care

Ann

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Tattoos...

Right no section seems the right section but a sI was nosing on here anyway and i'm 33 i kinda figure its as as good as any!! I want two small tattoos doen (one on either wrist) and was going to do it this weekend but i wondered if i was allowed?? Spoke to a random nurse at the radio dept and she said maybe not on the right arm where i have had surgery in case of infection but she seemd vague and it seemd more of a precautionary suggestion rather than fact and i really want these tattoos as i've deliberated over where and what i am having for ages and i need to think quickly about changing them should i have to!! They are my first so tres scared of the pain but figure i've been through worse!!!

Any experience on tats after treatment???

Mel
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