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 every day to check my sugar. Luckily, 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?
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.
A tattoo around the stoma? Hmm. That would look pretty cool... like a sunburst... or a set of eyes looking out... a volcano!! What did you have in mind? I admire your courage to get one there... that's got to be the most sensitive area, rated - PG of course, to have one. Ow, the pain. I am curious to hear from others what they put there. Kudos.
I am not sure what the risk is when one puts a wound on top or close to 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 your doctor - just my first thoughts :) Good luck to you. Karen
Very, very good advice, Karen. I would be concerned about infection, but exactly where, how close, and the type of tattoo would also concern me. I hope the guy doing it knows his... wait for it... shit.
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
It will be about an inch away, 1 1/2 - 2cm away from the outside edge of the wafer and going outwards. The bag will be on when I have the tattoo done. nbsp Just hoping it's a quiet day in regard to output! nbsp
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
LOL NJ Bain, so you laugh when you hear a fart... I have an ileostomy, so it doesn't make loud farts... just gurgling noises, which I tell people is my stomach growling... oh my gosh, you made me lol with your post..
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 any problem most of the time. Good luck from Quebec, Canada :)
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 okay to start irrigation. However, this appointment is the day before having the tattoo. nbsp
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?