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 yesterday. 4 Replies

my new D tattoo

Started by meh_mtl. Last reply by Jenn Mama Bear on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Gruss von Krampus!

Started by Brendan Leber on Monday. 0 Replies

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 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?
Comment by Johnathan Hulse on November 2, 2008 at 8:18am
hey everyine im ndew to the site and i will be gettin my first tat on the 9th and i wanted to know if it is any praticular procedures i shld take when its healing
Comment by Alicia on October 9, 2008 at 4:39pm

I got my 1st one at 18 and my mom freaked! she said "you better tell you doctor about that!" But as long as it healed well, the doc said it was A-O-K
Comment by John on October 5, 2008 at 7:41pm
I have two, they are of my favorite sports teams the Patriots and Red Sox
Comment by Carrie on October 4, 2008 at 2:24pm
I love everyones ink!
Comment by Carrie on October 4, 2008 at 2:23pm


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