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Lower Back Tattoos & Epidurals?

So I just got to thinking- are lower back tattoos affected by epidurals at all?

That's where they do them- I was just wondering if anyone could clarify this question for me?

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Asked by staciandababy at 5:51 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Nope.
    I worried about that too, I forgot who told me, but someone told me because I had tattoos on my back - lower and upper and middle, that they couldn't do an epidural on me. My OB told me that wasn't the case, that it'd be fine. I ended up getting a spinal block, but he said that it's the same place as where I would've gotten an epidural.
    My OB for this pregnancy also told me that I'd be fine getting an epidural or spinal block.

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 5:56 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • not an issue i have one dead center on my lower back i didnt even feel my epidural go in

    Answer by alaina_20 at 6:19 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • OK, my worry was it would mark the tattoo somehow

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:43 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

  • I have seen them given regardless of tattoos there.

    Answer by doulala at 8:49 PM on Sep. 27, 2009

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