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Tattoo around stoma and bag area

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Hi I searched the foum and found apost from a few years ago, but I was wondering if anyone has decided to have a tatoo around the bag and scar area.   I have been thinking about it for a while as I have to wear my shorts/swimming trunks fairly high and was thinking a tatoo going across my side and front stomch may enable me to wear my trunks lower as the tatoo may help hide the stoma.

 if anyone on here has done so. Any advice would be apprecieted.




Hey, Robie,  it looks like we have some sort of weird troll on the site.  The same person answered one of my questions and left a huge list of websites.  We need to notify the Administrator but I do not know how.  Do you??

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I used the 'contact us' link in the header to report the user to the admins.  Not sure if that is the correct flow, but was all I saw.


I tried to do the contact me but it keeps telling me I didn't enter the letters right when I did.


Hello Freedancer. The 'trick' is to enter the ID letters before you start the message. Otherwise the box where you are supposed to enter the letters seems to disappear!

Best wishes



to answer your question about plaement of a tattoo i believe that he passed away couple years ago he had an out house tattooed by his stoma so people saw that first he was a free sprited guy that road his harley and was a joker his name was bikerboy


Thanks for all the reposnes, re the trol, I'll try and report as you have done as well. Yes in terms of the tatoo thats exactly what i want - a distraction so you don't see it as a bag.  I'm guessingit will be painful as its quite tender around the stoma. I guess I need to find a very good reputable artist and have a good chat with them about it.




I'm not a tatoo Girl, but I think its a great idea. I have a huge chunk of abdomen missing and I often thought of piercings to camo the area.....I do however, bling out my bag for decoration

Good luck - post pics if you do it


Hi that sounds really cool.  i reckon ut would really hurt though!.  But hopefully i can start to look around for some good studios in the UK and maybe start chatting to a few artists.  I'll keep you all posted!



Hi Robbie:  Though you may feel like getting a tatoo, but just keep.

in mind and I am sure others will agree, what happens per say, you get your tatoo, and some time you develope a leak in the fland, and an ulcer could occur, thus defacing your tatoo with ulcers, which could eat away your skin, and you know what.Just food for thought thats all


I belong to a great facebook group called Funbags and shitbags... A lot of the members have tatoos around their stoma ~ I think it looks great! I'm not a tatoo girl, but I can appreciate body art... It's a great group of people if you're interested...


Before having ink and needles in-and-around your stoma, I'd speak with your surgeon to be well advised of the potential risks. All the best - Silveradokid.


It can be done but I would suggest that you just have the tattoo go around the outside of the wafer due to the healing process of the tatto and you will still be to see the skin under the wafer to ensure your not having any issues with skin rashes or irritiation.


hoping to have the same sort of tattoo,  love to hear responses you receive x

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