How Tattoos & Piercings Mess With Science

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People with tattoos have reported having issues with the Apple watch pulse monitor due to pigmentation around their wrists, but what else do body modifications make difficult in the medical field?

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Apple Watch Hates Tattoos: An Expert Explains Why

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2015/04/29/tatts-unfortunate/

“The Apple Watch’s wrist detection and pulse measurement features often fail to work when confronted by dark tattoos.”

Do MRI Machines Affect Tattoos?

http://www.livescience.com/32801-do-mri-machines-affect-tattoos.html

“From infectious diseases to allergic reactions, tattoos carry many risks but one often overlooked safety hazard is how tattoos react to MRI scans.”

FDA Basics - Tattoos and Permanent Makeup

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/UCM246800.pdf

Tongue Piercings Damages Teeth, Gums

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20020327/tongue-piercing-damages-teeth-gums

“Tongue piercing may not just be hard on parents' eyes but may also be damaging to kids' teeth and gums. A new study shows extended wear of barbell-type tongue jewelry can cause receding gums and chipped teeth.”

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