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Spinal puncture through a large lumbar tattoo

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  • Contributors Writing of the first draft of the manuscript: SGBR. Review and critique of the manuscript: CSM, CPdFFdlH and AHSM. Last revision and guarantor: SGBR.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally reviewed by Stefan Williams, Leeds, UK.