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9 weeks picture (shirt-free)

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KatherineA

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Thank you for sharing! It is very interesting.

I’m almost exactly 12 months out. I haven’t figured out how to do a pic that isn’t too too whatever 70 old lady scar. 🤭. But mine is very thin and much smaller than I imagined it could be. The very top was the last to heal, not in an open way but with aches maybe from the initial top bone cut.

I used mahanaryan oil on my chest areas but not on the incision directly until it seemed healed over. I find that oil really helps generally with muscle and joint areas. If anyone tries it, a little goes a long way and will stain.

The drain tubes were the last to heal as well. I think it’s because they suggest this surgical bra thing that feels good, especially the first 4-6 weeks riding in cars or other things with jostling. But, parts of that or any regular bra are right on the drainage cuts. We need more women surgeons. 🤷🏼‍♀️
 

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Fancy tattoo is a neat idea! Love it! Im 9 years out and you can barely see my scar. It's very flat. Must be some kind of variance in how folks differ in production of scar tissue?
 

Pete81

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Any thoughts on risk of endocarditis when breaking the skin with the needle? I have played with the thought of getting one myself but the “risk” of infection kept me away from it.
 

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Any thoughts on risk of endocarditis when breaking the skin with the needle? I have played with the thought of getting one myself but the “risk” of infection kept me away from it.
plenty here on that topic ... summary position:
you have a bigger risk of endo from dental work (especially scale and clean, as well as extraction. Tatts typically have hepatitis as the major risk.

From this site:

Tattoos are a common form of self-expression, but they also damage the skin and can cause complications. Complications can include:
Tattoo ink can even interfere with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests.


myself I think they're great for the police to help in identification of and tracking of criminals.
 
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