Med Alert and Medical Tattoos
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Med Alert Tattoos
Medical alert tattoos have become the way a growing number of people choose to communicate to a potential caregiver. When time and proper treatment are a crucial factor, the tattoo can empower the professional to make the correct decisions very quickly.
A med alert tattoo can simply reveal what condition a bearer may have, or even give a shortened version of their medical records, as you'll see below.
In the case of permanent scarring, patients have also chosen to ink a tattoo over the scar to minimize the mark.
Women have used tattoos in the case of breast cancer as well, not only covering up scars, but in some cases to replace or fill in the areola (dark colored area surrounding the nipples) to make the breast look more natural.
Tattoos are also used to cover the damaged breast entirely.
As med alert tattoos and medical tattoos have become more commonplace, those choosing to be tattooed have went beyond just inking on a message (in many cases), to making it a work of art as well.
- Scarecrow Tattoos
Always being on the lookout for interesting art and unique tattoos, when something jarred my thinking the other day about scarecrows, I thought I would look around to see if there were some people that actually decided on that as a tattoo design. ...
- Majestic Crown Tattoo Designs
Crown tattoos are a popular choice for those seeking to have a tattoo inked on their body. They can be designed in a simple manner all the way to a very ornate piece of tattoo art. Being a symbol of majesty, rule, spirituality and authority, crown...
Diabetic Band Tattoo
Many people get tired of wearing a band to communicate they're a diabetic, and so choose to have a permanent band inked on them, letting those who need to know of their medical condition. The one below doesn't look half bad either.
- Sunflower Tattoo Designs
Sunflowers are one of the most noticeable of plants in the garden or yard, with the bright flower head sitting on top of the elongated stem, providing delight and wonder to all who view them. That has stirred up the imaginations of artists for...
- Unique Rain Tattoo Designs
Rain is a fantastic complementary element which can be added to many tattoo themes to enhance them and make them much more compelling and interesting. Most people choosing rain as a part of their tattoo design usually, although not always, include...
Nice Looking Diabetic Med Alert Tattoo
Here's a look at a creative and very attractive diabetic med alert tattoo. It's probably my favorite of the many I've seen. Everything about this stands out nicely, from the word diabetic on the scroll to the needle in the middle of the image. A medical professional would have a hard time missing the message for sure.
- Fascinating Bear Tattoos
I was really surprised when I started looking around for interesting bear tattoos how many there were. My thought was there would probably be a few out there, as not that many people would be interested in the theme. Was I wrong. There were so...
- Geeky Math Tattoos
Most people are clueless when they come across a math or equation tattoo, as they're definitely a part of the mathematics culture and just as difficult to figure out on the skin as it was in text books. Interestingly, various math problems can...
Diabetic Tattoo Alerts
Diabetic tattoos are probably the most common of the med alert tattoos out there, the reason there are so many varieties. The two below are pretty good looking, but I do wonder about the one being placed on the upper are rather than the wrist. If you need unplanned medical attention and are wearing something over that part of the arm, it may take some precious time to discover it. I would think the wrist would be a better place.
- Unique Rat Tattoos
Just like their real-life counterparts, a rat tattoo is something of a peculiar taste, but for those who are fans of rats, there are some that are extremely nice looking, and many that are humorous, based on the caricature rats can be used as. ...
- Couples and Matching Tattoos
We look at a variety of couples tattoos in this article, including some nice designs and some of the things you must watch out for in relationship to matching tattoos and being a couple.
Do Not Resuscitate Tattoos
I wouldn't have thought of placing a "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo on me, and was surprised to find these examples. It does make sense, as it leaves no doubt or uncertainty as to the wishes of the person being treated.
When my estranged mother-in-law was still alive I offered to pay for her to get one. She wasn't amused. Hehe.
- Extraordinary Bio-Organic, Mechanical Tattoos
For a time the bio-mechanical and bio-organic tattoo theme was one of the most popular, and they still continue to be an attractive choice for those wanting to put something unique on their body. I'm including the two styles for the purpose of...
- Scorpion Tattoos with a Sting
The large variety and number of scorpion tattoos surprised me when I was looking for some interesting designs, as I had no idea they were as popular as they were, although I suspected there would be some fans of the subject matter because of the...
Penicillin Med Alert Tattoo
Below are a couple of examples of those who can't be treated with penicillin or aspirin. The key is being in an easy to discover place and easy to see, i.e. color. Red is one of the more noticeable colors, the reason research has shown red on white backgrounds is the easiest to see when advertising. I think that's why the red and burgundy is used below.
- Hot Pepper Tattoos
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started looking into a variety of designs for pepper tattoos. With many pepper having a reputation of being extremely hot, my imagination was creating all sorts of possibilities before beginning my...
- Lucky Dice Tattoos
When the idea of looking for inspiration from dice concerning tattoos, it amazed me to find the large number of design ideas and amount of creativity with the theme. The predominate thought was unsurprisingly luck in reference to dice tattoos, and...
Medical Alert Tattoo with Several Warnings
While the message is the most important, I do like the clear way it is being communicated below, along with the tattoo itself being designed in a way where it isn't overly intrusive. For example, the way the words were put horizontally and vertically. That way the message could be conveyed and still have a nice look to it.
- Finger Mustache or "Fingerstach" Tattoo Designs
Although there have been conflicting ideas on where the source of the finger mustache tattoo (otherwise known as the "fingerstache" tattoo) originated several years ago, it caught on immediately, and very quickly became one of the m
- USMC Tattoo Designs
The United States Marines have a proud tradition, dating back (institutionally) to 1775, while operationally well before that. Marines are deployed by means of the sea via Naval vessels in order to respond quickly to emerging threats. The rich...
- Harley Davidson Tattoos
Harley Davidson motorcycles, and the brand itself, have become a way of life for many people, and represents, more than anything, freedom. Consequently, Harley fans are forever looking to express the lifestyle, and one of those choices are to get...
Pacemaker Tattoo Med Alert
The pacemaker tattoo med alert below is a pretty cool looking and effective piece. Red was the color of choice to draw attention, and the heart and pacemaker symbol in the middle clearly delivers the important message.
- Cowboy Tattoos
Cowboy tattoos are becoming an increasing part of western culture, and are designed in a multitude of ways according to the tastes of, and what a particular person wants to portray. Probably the most popular of cowboy tattoos is one of a cowboy...
- Pistol and Revolver Tattoo Designs
Pistols and revolvers were big part of the American west, with the difference between them being the pistol includes a chamber that is integrated with the barrel of the gun, while the revolver holds the bullets in a cylinder that is separate from...
- Weeping Willow Tattoo Designs
The weeping willow is among the more unique and beautiful trees. They are placed near ponds and other areas to help stem erosion, as well as barriers to stop heavy winds. Add to that the amazing look of the tree, and you have a gorgeous and...
Many people with epilepsy live in fear of being wrongly diagnosed and treated, and so also have chosen to communicate their condition via a tattoo med alert. What is compelling about the one below is the font used; especially the "E" at the beginning.
- Music Note Tattoo Designs
Music note tattoos are a very popular theme among fans, and it's one of those images which can be used in a variety of place and additional themes to create a great work of art. It's also one of those few tattoo designs which appeals to men and...
- Compelling and Unusual Feather Tattoos
Feather tattoos are fascinating in that they're embraced in numerous ways as far as where they're placed on the body, possibly being among the largest variety of placements of the majority of tattoo themes I've seen. A couple of things with...
- Hourglass Tattoo Designs and Meanings
Even though the practical use of the hourglass - other than a novelty item - has long been removed from the pages of history, it continues to remain a powerful symbol of time, hundreds of years after it became obsolete. That means artists continue...
- Ships and Sea Life Tattoos
While I usually enjoy targeting a certain theme when writing on tattoos, I got motivated to present a variety of tattoos related to oceans, ships and sea life in general. Sometimes looking at a variety of tattoo designs can trigger ideas that can...
Tattoos to Cover Breast Cancer Treatment
Tattoos have for some time been a significant choice for women experiencing disruption from surgery on their breasts because of cancer. Here are a couple of samples of what some women chose in order to cover up the scarring and consequences.
I don't want to give the impression that anyone can just get tattooed and have everything taken care of, as all the outcomes won't be as positive as those seen below. Nonetheless, there are choices because of tattooing that women of the past didn't have, and it's great having an alternative.
It's amazing to see how tattooing has enhanced the health of people who choose to communicate their conditions in a permanent way in order to prevent any uncertainty as to how they should be treated, as well as the use of ink to cover up scarring from the tragedy of breast cancer, among other ailments.