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Old 12-20-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Tattoos have been around for millenniums. For young people, this ancient tradition is often associated with the body art of entertainment icons like Tommy Lee, Dennis Rodman and Angelina Jolie.

But as more and more young people are diagnosed with diabetes, the tattoo fad that often spoke rebellion has found a new meaning.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diabete...4028385&page=1

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Old 12-20-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Wow I think that would be a great idea, I guess the main question is where to place the tatoo?
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:28 AM
 
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Great idea- let an unknown person stick a needle into your skin (possibly already compromised skin) to brand you, and risk hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, infections, etc.

How about the simple ID ALERT Bracelet? Quick, easy, visible- and it works.

Rescuers don't always have the time to look for tattoos, but a bracelet will catch their eye.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:09 PM
 
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I think this is an interesting idea. What else could you tattoo on yourself? Maybe your name?

I have my name on the front of my cell phone and also the phrase "ICOE:555-5555" meaning In Case Of Emergency. Of course I put my husband's real number there! It's been recommended to have ICOE somewhere in your wallet/phone/taped to your license so emergency personnel know who to call immediately.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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With the risk of infections & dibetics having a hard time healing...not so sure I would do this...hate needles too!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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Smile diabetes tattoo

Hi my name is Stormy and my hsband is a tattoo artist who has been doing tattoos for about 4 years now and this is the first time I've never seen a tattoo like this. I really like the idea. It's not just a fad or pasted down any more, they mean different things to different people. There are doctors, lawyers, and other important people like that that have tattoo now a days so before anyone can sit there and judge some one for the art work that they have on their bodies, judge the art work that you see hanging in your doctors office next.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Great idea- let an unknown person stick a needle into your skin (possibly already compromised skin) to brand you, and risk hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, infections, etc.

How about the simple ID ALERT Bracelet? Quick, easy, visible- and it works.

Rescuers don't always have the time to look for tattoos, but a bracelet will catch their eye.
and to this qoute just to let people out there that are thinking about getting tattoos done the tattoo artist have to have CPR and BBP certifections. They use needles and stuff that you can throw away. Now im not saying that everyone uses the same stuff but you have to be very carefully about who you go to and what it looks like in the parlor. IF IT DONT FEEL RIGHT DONT DO IT. So keep your eyes open and dont jump on the first one that you see and dont get one done at home if you want cheap tattoos you get cheap work and what ever comes with it (something for the rest of your life).
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Great idea- let an unknown person stick a needle into your skin (possibly already compromised skin) to brand you, and risk hepatitis, HIV, AIDS, infections, etc.

How about the simple ID ALERT Bracelet? Quick, easy, visible- and it works.

Rescuers don't always have the time to look for tattoos, but a bracelet will catch their eye.
I have spoken to several ER personnel and they say the problems with the bracelets is that they break. Some of the newer ones are better such as the velcro ones but those can still easily become undone.
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I think it's a great idea. A standard area for medical tats would be helpful.
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