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Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:25 pm
by vnatale
More on tattoo's...

Yesterday a read a book on a Navy SEAL who was severely injured in Iraq. Had something like 26 operations. some of which required skin grafts.

His available skin to be used for the skin grafts was severely limited because so much of his skin was covered by tattoo's.

Therefore a downside to having tattoo's which may never come in to play for most people. But could for some. Probably far more likely now due to the prevalence of tattoo's.

Vinny

Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:28 pm
by Tortoise
Why would a tattoo interfere with a skin graft?

Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:03 pm
by vnatale
Tortoise wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Why would a tattoo interfere with a skin graft?
I did a search and could not find an answer. That was what the book author had stated in his book.

Vinny

Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:06 pm
by l82start
guessing...... not every area is covered in the "best for grafting" type skin, tattoos reduce the graft ability of the skin they are on, a lot of leg, ass, full sleeve style tattoos limits options?

Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:28 pm
by Tortoise
l82start wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:06 pm
guessing...... not every area is covered in the "best for grafting" type skin, tattoos reduce the graft ability of the skin they are on, a lot of leg, ass, full sleeve style tattoos limits options?
Yeah, my question is really why would tattoos reduce the graft ability of the skin they are on? It’s just injected ink; it’s not toxic.

Like Vinny, I also did a quick interwebz search but couldn’t find any obvious assertions that tattooed skin is harder to graft.

Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:33 pm
by Xan
Well it would mess up the picture. It would turn out like this:
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Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:19 am
by Kriegsspiel
vnatale wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:25 pm

Yesterday a read a book on a Navy SEAL who was severely injured in Iraq.
What book is this.

Re: A Current Fad?

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:05 am
by vnatale
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:19 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:25 pm

Yesterday a read a book on a Navy SEAL who was severely injured in Iraq.
What book is this.
The Trident

https://jasonredman.com/books/



Vinny