For those of you that know me, you know I don’t usually act without good reason. I seldom do things on a whim! This past week I did something totally out of character for me. I GOT A TATOO!!!!!!
It isn’t any tattoo… it is a medical alert tattoo! I had been thinking about getting a tattoo, as I hate to wear jewelry. It seems like when I do wear jewelry, it is constantly getting tangled up in something…a dog leash or my hair are the 2 favorites. When that happens it often hurts. I know that I need to have something that would warn EMS or other pertinent individuals that I have diabetes but I just hate jewelry! So my solution to this was a tattoo. I talked to my doctor, I researched a reputable artist, and I made sure that it was a clean environment!
For me, the pain was the equivalent of a road rash and hardly worse than all the finger sticking I have to do to test my blood sugar. It is on the inside of my wrist on my right arm and it is 1 ¾” wide and 2 ½” tall. I like it so much that I have decided to do another one on my left wrist! The next one is my own design, but that will be a later post!
Below is a picture of the tattoo!