A 21-year-old unidentified man received a tattoo on his penis and the process left him with a permanent erection, according to the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
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The young man decided to get a tattoo in Persian script written on his “lil’ guy,” reading, “Borow be salaamat,” or good luck on your journeys. He also had the first initial of his girlfriend’s last name, “M,” tattooed as well.
What exactly left this man HARD-ly euphoric?
An article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine explains that the tattoo artist used a handheld needle, which lends itself to little control if any, and now doctors are saying that the man has a non-ischemic priapism, a condition where blood flowing out of the penis is not sufficient enough to shrink the erection. Apparently, the tattooing procedure punctured holes into his penis that went deeper than they should have and vessels were damaged in the shaft.
According to the study’s urologists at the medical journal:
Henna, ash, and other natural pigments are used by traditional tattooists. They first use their needles to penetrate the skin. Then they apply the coloring material on the perforated skin surface…. The man’s painful penis had no erections for eight days following the tattooing and then he noticed longer-than-usual sleep-related erections.
To fix his “situation,” the man tried a recommended procedure, where a shunt was implanted into his penis to drain the excess blood, but it failed. Researchers wrote:
Predictably, the procedure was unsuccessful,” they wrote. “Because of the painless nature of erections, moderately good preservation of erectile function during intercourses, and disappointment with former surgery, the patient has declined to undergo further therapies, and lives with his condition.
The report added:
Considering this case, we discourage penile tattooing.
Just in case you’re wondering, yes, the man is still able to have intercourse, but if you’re thinking of getting a penile tattoo, I WOODn’t if I were you!