Title: Medic alert extreme?
Shelley bob - May 16, 2012 08:57 AM (GMT)
I would hate to get one of these as I don't think the er's would look at them any better than the traditional ones!
NJO - May 16, 2012 12:38 PM (GMT)
No way would I get a tattoo...and I am sure there are so many people with tattoos they as you said wouldn't look at it!
Joan - May 18, 2012 05:18 PM (GMT)
I totally agree with not getting a tatoo. However, I have considered getting "permanent" eyeliner.... but am chicken about that. I am afraid I would be allergic to the ink. Sure would be handy, though. With my sweating I sure cannot keep makeup on, especially eye makeup. Someone told me it lasts only about three months.... Anyone with experience here?
Wanda - May 18, 2012 05:38 PM (GMT)
I thought about doing that too when I was a few years younger! Are you using a sweat band when gardening? I sweat like crazy too.
NJO - May 18, 2012 05:56 PM (GMT)
I worry about how sanitary it would be. So afraid of Hep C and other such diseases.
Joan - May 18, 2012 07:17 PM (GMT)
Something to think about.... the hep c. Well, at a doctor's office (plastic surgeon), I really think they would take precautions..... wouldn't they?????
As for the sweat band. NO. What a good idea! Why didn't I think of that before? A frozen one..... hahaha.
NJO - May 18, 2012 09:02 PM (GMT)
You would think they would...but with tattooing the ink can be contaminated. They can of course use a fresh needle but dipping into the ink is the problem. So, surely the doctor would not keep reusing the ink? I was thinking more about non-medical practitioners.
KimH - May 25, 2012 02:07 AM (GMT)
Tonight I read a little blurb in Reader's Digest about people who are getting medical tatoos or medical directive tatoos that say things like "No CPR". A Doctor said something about tatoos not being medically binding and for medical directive things they will be ignored unless legally binding documents are available. He did say something about how paramedics can take note of allergy or medical condition tatoos. He doesn't go into any detail about whether doctors would heed medical condition tatoos or not.