Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
FM is a pain disorder and tattooing definitely produces pain. Could a tattoo make things worse? Adrienne Delwho says she got through it OK - with some qualifications - and quite a few people on her Facebook site said it was "no problem".
I got a tattoo years ago, before I had fibromyalgia. While it did hurt, the pain wasn't unbearable. I compare it to having a sharp fingernail or the tines of a fork drag slowly across your skin, hard enough to leave marks.
Beyond the pain, though, is the question of aggravation. My biggest issue was that the pain combined with the vibration and the noise set all of my nerves on edge. I get anxiety attacks and have problems withsensory overload because of my fibromyalgia, and those are the symptoms I'd really worry about if I were to get another tattoo.
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