Tattoos And Body Modification By Deposition Of A Pigment Into The Dermis

1696 Words Dec 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Nearly all ancient societies practiced body modification through either piercingss or tattoos. These ancient practices are becoming ever more present in our modern Canadian society, especially tattoos. One writer says, “Permanent tattooing is the process of body modification by deposition of a pigment into the dermis” (Simunovic and Shinohara 525). In the past three decades, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become increasingly popular in the medical field. Magnetic resonance imaging is a type of medical imaging that is non-invasive and safe in most cases. However, in some cases, patients with tattoos who have undergone MRI scans have experienced first and second degree burns along with other negative side effects. One patient even had to go through the painful process of removing her tattoo, just so that she could get the scan. DDue to skin damage associated with tattoos and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), tattooing should not be practiced in our modern Canadian society. Tattoos prevent the use of MRI because of the damaging reactions that can occur. Patients with tattoos who have undergone MRI scans have experienced first and second degree burns along with other negative side effects. One patient even had to go through the painful process of removing her tattoo, just so that she could get the scan.
MRI scans are used in hospitals and clinics around the world. The machine uses an immensely strong magnetic field, as well as radio waves, to create images of soft…

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