So I was planning on getting a medical-related tattoo for the last 6 years before my DM diagnosis. I love medicine to the point that I couldn't work in any other field, hence a tattoo ;). A few months after my Type 1 diagnosis, I want to shape this tattoo into an alert, but I still want to make it my own... Medicine as a career and something that now defines my day-to-day life.

As a teenager I wanted the Caduceus, not knowing that it really is a commercial symbol, not the true Greek origin for medicine.

Obviously the rod/staff of Ascelpius would help EMTs/ healthcare professionals identify the med alert best. But for some reason, I just don't like it by itself or into the hexagon thing (I have no idea what that is called).

The new international symbol: blue hollow circle could also alert someone. Do you guys think the new symbol is universal enough yet?

I would put Type 1 Diabetes around whatever symbol I choose...

What do you have?

Women: What do you have? Feminine enough?

If you haven't already noticed, I spend a lot of time/thought on my tattoos!

Thanks!

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hi bec
thank you, iv put much thought into the ink iv gotten.
its kind crazy. iv always been told "diabetics can't get tattoos". apparently they didn't know what they were talking about lol. i have the purple ribbon on my right already, if not i would've put it there. yes i agree with hopefully someone seeing it before your taken away. i always have someone with me who know my medical conditions. unless I'm alone of course.
thank you i will definitely post what i have done.

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