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T1D tattoo

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Lisaclark4, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    B942CE3B-0413-4C32-BE80-960C2A139CF2.png I have designed a T1D tattoo to go on your wrist, just wondered what you all think, I am having it done in a couple of weeks. The drop of blood will be in red
     
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  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Looks good - we have quite few people on the forums with tat's !
     
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  3. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    I think they are a great idea, I just wanted something a bit more girlie and not something that screams out I have an illness
     
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  4. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Have you seen the other thread that's running ?
     
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  5. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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  7. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I really like that aesthetically, and I agree it doesn't scream out that you have an illness, but I would suggest that you get input from those in the medical profession etc as to whether everyone who needs to know will realise that that tattoo gets across the message that you are T1 diabetic. Would a policeman get the message if you were found unconscious/confused in the street?
     
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  8. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    I have asked 2 nurses and lots of non medical people, out of 20 people only 2 said they wouldn’t know but hopefully if I was unconscious they would have called an ambulance and medical staff would recognise it x
     
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    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I know you are trying to be discreet, but I think a medical professional could easily overlook that tattoo as a Diabetic warning. Nothing against the design or the concept of a tattoo, I just don't think that design will not achieve the objective of telling someone you are a diabetic. Remember if you are out to it they will not be spending time analysing a tattoo before treatment, even the boys with the big I'M DIABETIC tattoos could be missed if they are wearing long sleeves. I'm not suggesting you go to the extent some of the guys here have done, but I would make the diabetic part much more obvious. If it's just a tattoo for you go for it. I'm seriously thinking of getting one, I have other non medical tattoos already.
    This is a recent thread with an amazing D tattoo asd I'm not suggesting something this bold but it does grab your attention
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/just-got-my-type-one-diabetic-tattoo.156501/
     
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    #9 Chowie, Sep 27, 2018 at 11:40 PM
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  10. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you for being honest and this has concerned me, so I sent the idea into work with a friend who is a nurse and she asked lots of colleagues (nurses and doctors) and they all said as it was where they would take a pulse they would know it was for T1D
     
  11. moleman

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    Good idea. I wear an elastic bracelet from Diabetes uk which says " I'm not drunk, I'm diabetic".
     
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  12. Chowie

    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmm a few weeks ago I think I needed a bracelet "I'm not diabetic, I'm drunk" . I knew there was a simple cure for diabetes:)
     
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    Bakerjass Type 1 · Active Member

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    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    lools good !

    I've been thinking about this too recently. just wasn't sure if it would get overlooked as something aesthetic etc.

    I quite like the following
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    It would ....IMO. It's your life potentially at risk, not art so make it obvious
     
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  16. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm in favour of artistic and obvious. Will a policeman recognise an artistic T1 tattoo?
     
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  17. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    I had my tattoos done today and love the result
     

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  18. Lisaclark4

    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    I love my second one too
    I am GREATER than the HIGHS and LOWS
     

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    Lisaclark4 Type 1 · Member

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    MeganTetley Type 1 · Member

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    I love seeing everybody's tattoo ideas! I've got a few but not one for diabetes yet, but I'm planning to have mine around the tenth anniversary of my diagnosis something like this
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