My 19 year-old niece got a tattoo today. I never thought she would want one but once I saw it, I completely understood why she had it done. She has been a type 1 diabetic since age 2 1/2. She has always worn a Medic Alert necklace or bracelet but in the past few years she has developed an allergy to several metals. She breaks out in severe rashes and sees a dermatologist.
Her new tattoo is the universal symbol for Medic Alert and type 1 diabetes. She said it really wasn't a bad experience at all.
She had this done this afternooon. It is on the inside of her arm above her wrist.
Do you know anyone who has a tattoo for medical reasons?