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Has anyone on here had a tattoo done around their stoma? If so, did you have any problems?

I'm having one done on 1st Feb and the only thing I'm a bit dubious about is the chances of my colostomy becoming active while the guy is doing the tattoo.

Fingers crossed everything will be fine.

Kezza

 
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Good luck with that tatt!

Best wishes

Bill

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Good luck I don't think I could handle that. I have always had a big fear of needles. Now I have to stick my finger everyday to check my sugar. Luckly it is a fine needle. I think I would rather use the pouch covers there are so many designs. Have you picked out the design you want to have done?

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Kezza,

Have you talked to your doctor about or perhaps already tried irrigation? Many with colostomies have success with it.  Anyway, I might be more concerned about crusting of the tattoo surface during the healing process which would cause adhesion issues if the tattoo will go under the wafer. 

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a tatt around the stoma? hmm. that would look pretty cool..  like a sun burst.. or a set or eyes looking out... a volcano!!    what did u have in mind? I admire your courage to get one there.. that's got to be most sensative area rated -pg of course to have one.  ow the pain.   i am curious to hear from others what they put there. kudos.  

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Not for me! I've already had enough needles & blades in me!

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Here is a link to a page Bob started about tattoos back in Oct thought you may want to lookn at it,  https://www.meetanostomate.org/discussion-forum/viewtopic.php?t=10174

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I am not sure what the risk is when one puts a wound on top/or close to o a medical procedure.  My ostomy had to be moved so I could irrigate. You are young - can you find another place to put it?  Sometimes the first ostomy site is not there forever. I would consult with you doctor - just my first thoughts:) Good luck to you. Karen

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very very good advice karen.  i would be concerned about infection.. but exactly where, how close, and type of tatt would also concern me..  i hope the guy doing it knows his......wait for it..... shit. 

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OUCH!!  are you sure you want to go there..I would be afraid to get a tatt anywhere...but there....hell no..lol

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Yep I've chosen the design, just got to hope I can sit through and that it turns how I want it! Lol

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I'm waiting to have follow up appointment with surgeon on 30 jan to ask about irrigation. I used to use it before stoma so I want to start again.

The tatt will be going outside of the water area so it can still be seen with bag on

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It will be a mix of roses, spider web and black widow spiders (I love arachnids) and will go outside of wafer area. Fingers crossed it turns out ok! 

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Thank you!! 

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Thank you! I shall have a look at that! 

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My colostomy was placed with the knowledge that I wanted to return to irrigation after stoma, stoma nurse says she doesn't believe I will have any issues, so fingers crossed.

I've spoken to several tattooist before choosing one so hopefully all will go well.

Thank you for the advice though!! 

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Lol yes I'm sure! I have several already but I feel this will help me to regain some of my self confidence. Tattoos are not to everyone's taste I guess lol

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Kezza,

  So let me get this straight....The tattoo will be on the peristomal skin under your wafer and going outwards past the wafer?  Or on the outside of the wafer portion?  It would probably be best to irrigate before the procedure.  But I suppose you could always use a non lubed condom to go around your stoma if you're getting it under the wafer.  I'm sure healing and avoiding infection would be a challenge.  Keep us informed and let us know how it turns out.  And of course, we'll want pictures...lol

Bain

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It will be about an inch away 1 1/2 - 2cm away from outside edge of wafer and going outwards. Bag will be on when I have the tattoo done. 
Just hoping it's a quiet day in regard to output! 

Lol yeah I'll post a pic of it when it is done

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Ah, ok...lol.  I got a little concerned there for a bit.  I'm sure it will turn out great.  And I wouldn't worry about the output.  Just let the artist know ahead of time that it might make some noise.  Personally, I'm a 12 year old boy when it comes to fart noises.  At least it won't stink...lol

Bain

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This true! At least theres a positive with having an ostomy!! Lol 

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LOL NJ Bain so you laugh when you hear a fart...I have an  ileostomy so it doesnt make loud farts...just gurgley noises which i tell people is my stomach growling...oh my gosh you made me lol with your post..

Ange

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LOL....Happy to oblige ladies....I'm here all week.  My ileostomy will make both gurgley and fart noises depending on what I eat or drink....Like beer....great fart maker...lol

But yeah, fart noises make me laugh.  And I miss them occasionally.  But I don't miss having to run to the bathroom to avoid an accident.

Bain

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That's exactly what i was thinking , if you do irrigation , you will have no problem to do your tattoo. I do irrigation since 2 years now and i do not have  no problem most of the time. Godd luck from Quebec, Canada :)

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I only had the surgery in november, I'm seeing the surgeon for my post op check up the day before and will be asking if I'm ok to start irrigation. However this appointment is the day before having the tattoo :) 

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I have never had that done but knowing people who have had to relocate their stoma, for some reason, would that be wise? Perhaps a temporary tattoo.  That way you can make a change. I don't know. Have you consulted with your doctor?

Do what makes you happy,  miss-t

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It won't let me upload on my right side but yes I have my whole stomach tattooed now and ribs.    It not pleasant but anything is possible.  Keep your head up :)

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