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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Medic Alert?

Started by duckatect. Last reply by Bradford on Thursday. 4 Replies

my new D tattoo

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Gruss von Krampus!

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My sons new tattoo....

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

Facebook post of new diabetes ink.

Started by GeekDaddy. Last reply by kiddo8888 Jan 24. 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

Show your ink.

Started by Tee. Last reply by Eric Aug 25, 2013. 207 Replies

Ideas for Cover Up

Started by Alicia. Last reply by Eric Aug 9, 2013. 5 Replies

Yule 2012 Ink

Started by Brendan Leber. Last reply by Brendan Leber Jul 7, 2013. 11 Replies

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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!
Comment by Amy Lou on February 9, 2011 at 1:41pm
Comment by onesaint on February 8, 2011 at 4:16pm
I thought about getting it as well (just the word "Diabetic"), but a bit higher up just above the elbow crease. I havent gotten around to it yet. I think its a great idea, exactly for the reasons you mentioned, Amy Lou.
Comment by Amy Lou on February 8, 2011 at 4:03pm
got Diabetic tattooed on my arm (you can see it somewhat in one of my pictures) .. people either think it's the dumbest thing they have ever seen (the people that generally don't understand how serious this disease is) or they love it and think it's an awesome idea. Everytime I have been admitted to the hospital for DKA every single nurse always tells me how good of an idea it was to get that. I have it tattooed on my right forearm so if I'm passed out someone will see it.
Comment by Abby-Lael on February 5, 2011 at 9:12pm
I am getting my Medical Alert Tattoo this weekend on Sat! Its my first tattoo and I am getting nervous, and excited all at the same time! If any of you have any advice for what to do the day of. Let me know! I will post a picture after i get it! :)
Comment by ladyrayne67 on February 1, 2011 at 7:26am
I have two, on of a humming birds on my R inner leg just above my ankle and a fairy on the small of my back I have had them 8 years now.

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