pkwillhoite

Q:

I am interested in getting a tattoo showing I am diabetic type 2. What do you think about it? I would love your input.

Patty Bonsignore

A:

I have heard of people doing this, but before you do I would talk to a local firefighter and/or an EMT in your area. Ask them if they would notice a tattoo during an emergency or would they instead just look for an ID bracelet or necklace? Where would be the best place to put the tattoo? Do you want everyone to know you have diabetes? If this is a concern, I would imagine a bracelet or a necklace is a little easier to hide than a tattoo which you can never take off. If you do decide on a tattoo, ask them what message should be on it? There is no harm in looking into it, but it will be worth your time to ask these questions before doing something so permanent.

May 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm