The lower back is a very popular spot for a woman to place
a tattoo. I have answered the same question about it lately:
"Is it true that if I get a tattoo on my lower back that
I cannot get an epidural?" No, not true. You can get
an epidural even if you have a lower back tattoo.
I think that most people who ask me this,
believe that an epidural will deposit a piece of skin, with
ink in it, in the spine and cause paralysis.
You need to understand how a needle works.
When you get an injection with any needle - a piercing, an
injection from a syringe, a blood test, or an epidural - it
does not cut a divot or chunk of skin out and deposit that
skin inside of you. Any needle, any injection, only cuts a
slot. No skin chunks are carried inside of you. Therefore
it is irrelevant whether or not there is a tattoo there.
I did some research on the internet and found
a website called MayoClinic.com. On that site I found the
question, “will a lower back tattoo prevent me from
getting an epidural?”, and the answer was 'no'. They
wrote that an anaesthesiologist would maybe not want to put
a scar through a tattoo, but there was no mention of paralysis
Pay no mind to ignorant people who try to
scare you off getting the tattoo you want, where you want