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A 21-year-old Iranian man now suffers from a permanent erection after getting a tattoo on his penis, according to a report of his case.
The man had the Persian phrase “borow be salaamat,” meaning “good luck with your journeys,” tattooed on his penis. He also had the letter M, the first letter of his girlfriend’s first name, tattooed on it, according to the report.
His condition is medically known as priapism, which is said to occur when an erection is not caused by sexual stimulation and lasts longer than four hours. The condition most commonly happens in boys ages 5 to 10, and men ages 20 to 50. The case report, published Jan. 3 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, notes that this is the first case of tattooing causing the condition.