29 Feb '12, 8pm

Tattoos for ... healthcare?

Tattoos for ... healthcare?

Photo: Diabetes Advocacy /Flickr I have two tattoos and I love them both; they have symbolic meaning to me, and even 15 and 16 years after I was inked, I still admire them regularly — no regrets! So I'm one of those people who often advises friends and acquaintances to go for it when they are thinking of making a permanent mark. Usually it is to symbolize a time in their life — a commitment to something, or a new start. But what about a tattoo that identifies a medical condition or life-threatening allergy? According to the AP , more and more people are turning to permanent skin art to identify serious health problems. Diabetics are a prime example of someone who could become unconscious unexpectedly and have to rely on strangers to assist them. Melissa Boyer, who has Type 1 of the disease, decided to tattoo her condition on her arm, as well as her allergies, after losing ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/tattoo...

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