Inked Diabetics

If you have tattoos, or simply admire others' ink, this is your home! If you've ever had people say, "Tattoos? But you're diabetic!", come on in! Share artists, responsible studios, locales... A place to share your ink (keep it tasteful, kiddies!)

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My Inks...

Started by Chun. Last reply by Eric Oct 27, 2014. 5 Replies

Show your ink.

Started by Tee. Last reply by Gary Z Jul 24, 2014. 209 Replies

my new D tattoo

Started by meh_mtl. Last reply by meh_mtl May 25, 2014. 5 Replies

Been awhile....

Started by Andi. Last reply by Brendan Leber May 9, 2014. 1 Reply

Gruss von Krampus!

Started by Brendan Leber. Last reply by Brendan Leber May 7, 2014. 2 Replies

Medic Alert?

Started by duckatect. Last reply by AlexaBug Apr 24, 2014. 5 Replies

My sons new tattoo....

Started by Katsz. Last reply by melanie Jan 25, 2014. 3 Replies

Facebook post of new diabetes ink.

Started by GeekDaddy. Last reply by kiddo8888 Jan 24, 2014. 2 Replies

tats on inject area?

Started by bufbuffalo. Last reply by Piscesyin Dec 11, 2013. 7 Replies

My Diabetic Tat

Started by SoxFan4Ever Dec 10, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Turbo on February 25, 2011 at 6:23pm
Comment by Turbo on February 25, 2011 at 6:16pm
My tattoo artist when we first met went through the usual questionarre of what are you allergic to, do you take blood thinners, are you diabetic, what color underwear are you wearing etc; haha and I told him I had diabetes and he was like, yeah so did like 4 other people I tattooed this week, your fine just keep it under control. haha I was so happy that he didn't make a huge deal like my old piercer did. I love my tattoos, going for #6 getting "Type One" tattoo across my stomach <3 lol
Comment by Andi on February 14, 2011 at 4:50am
Got mine 2 weeks ago finally. I love it....

Comment by Andi on February 14, 2011 at 4:49am
Here is mine I got 2 weeks ago. Love it and get so many positive comments about it.
Comment by Larry K. on February 14, 2011 at 4:03am
Love It Looks Good
Comment by Abby-Lael on February 13, 2011 at 2:55pm
Sorry the picture is so big, but i got this done yesterday! And i love it! :)
Comment by Abby-Lael on February 13, 2011 at 2:55pm
Comment by GiGi on February 12, 2011 at 7:51am
Love the typestyle!! I've always gotten the tattoo and then told my doctor. I must be lucky mine heal very quickly. He wasn't thrilled about the ankle tats, but didn't say much. My mom passed away with cancer at 51 in '99 and every year since except this past year I've gotten a tat on the anniv. of her passing. Kinda trading one pain for another. Family thinks I'm crazy but it works for me. My last one was the diabetic tat. I will try to post.
Comment by Amy Lou on February 9, 2011 at 6:17pm
thank you!! it looks a little funny cause i have my arm straightened out. i want to get a black and white medical alert symbol below it with the words type one too ..
Comment by Jax on February 9, 2011 at 3:59pm
Love it Amy Lou!

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