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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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Show your ink.

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My Inks...

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my new D tattoo

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Been awhile....

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Gruss von Krampus!

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Medic Alert?

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My sons new tattoo....

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Facebook post of new diabetes ink.

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tats on inject area?

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My Diabetic Tat

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Comment by Chris Funk on December 18, 2008 at 7:05pm
I've decided to go ahead and get the medic alert symbol tattooed on my wrist. Although, I have more medical issues than diabetes. I have a wallet card that goes everywhere with me. Here's my question to ponder: Do I get JUST the symbol, or do I need to write Medic Alert around the symbol? I know it is nationally recognized, but if there is nothing with it, do they just assume it is another tattoo?
Comment by Ivan E. Cao-Berg on December 17, 2008 at 1:52pm
in my experience it takes longer time to heal but it does nicely if you take extreme care of it



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Comment by Andi on December 17, 2008 at 5:33am
www.diabetesadvocacy.com/tattoos.htm

Some good ideas on this page
Comment by Nicolette on December 17, 2008 at 12:08am
I'm looking for a different tattoo for my wrist in place of a med-alert bracelet. Any ideas or sites I could check out? A friend's sister got a simple "1 Diabetic" written tattoo on her wrist, which I like, but I'm intersted in seeing more examples. Help?
Comment by Chris Funk on December 10, 2008 at 8:17am
I'm highly addicted. A friend of mine is an artist and owns Ink Machine Tattoos and Piercing here in Lincoln, Ne. I love it so much I started making his website for him (www.ink-machine.com). I started collecting in high school, when a friend bought a starter kit, with dreams of being a tattoo artist in the future. Funny, he's now a doctor!
Comment by Brea on December 9, 2008 at 5:02pm


it says SERENDIPTY in my best friends handwriting. its our favorite movie and our friendship really is serendipity (an unfortunate accident). i told her to not go psycho bitch on me bc im stuck with her handwriting on me for life!

it did hurt like hell right on my ribs and he told me to just watch extra careful bc obviously it will take longer to heal. but i clean it as he told me and i love it with all i have!!
Comment by Sandy Graham on December 3, 2008 at 5:53am
I have 2. My first was in 1995. It's a heart with my husband's name inside. He was getting his re-colored and my name added above at the same time. I wanted one and he said only if the artist wouldn't see any private parts(lol). I wanted it where it wouldn't show or hurt. The guy said the shoulder is tough due to purses and bra straps rubbing on it. The 2nd is on my right shoulder in memory of my dog Misty. It's a heart with her name inside too and a paw print above.
Comment by Rachel on November 29, 2008 at 6:55pm
I have always wanted to get one but i was told not to because i am diabetic, what all should i do before i would get one?
Comment by Alicia on November 3, 2008 at 8:42am
I didn't have a problem with either of my tattoos. I think as long as you follow the healing instructions and keep it clean, you shouldn't have any problems. What is your tattoo going to be??
Comment by Leigh on November 3, 2008 at 6:35am
Hi Jonathan! I have 8 tattoos. 7 are small, the 8th was a 1/2 sleeve. I've been for 3 sessions so far and it's still not complete. It is very detailed. Keeping it clean is most important. And keeping it moist with unscented lotion is key. You don't want it drying out, scabbing and peeling. I can go into more specifics in a message if you wish. When is your date for your new tattoo?
 

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