I’m looking to get a new tattoo on my arm, but it will be a bit close to my Implanon. Is a bit idea to get a tattoo near the device? I’m not aiming to get it directly on the implant, but it will cutting it fine.
Hi @aunt_flo, it’s a good question! The main concern is the risk of the Implant breaking & not providing contraceptive cover. Although tattooing may go to different depth in the skin to the implanon, the pressure applied may cause breakage. Generally the advice is to get a tattoo first & then the Implanon inserted after…or choose a different site on the body for a tattoo.
@aunt_flo, there’s no need to avoid the entire bicep/tricep area. As implants are usually placed on the inside of the non dominant arm, having the tattoo on the front of the arm is totally fine. It’s just best to avoid tattooing over or near the implant.