Monday, November 14, 2011
It Hurts When I Do This
This supposed new trend, where people choose a Med Alert in the form of a tattoo, seems a little fatalistic and sad. I realize that obesity is a big problem nowadays and people endure a myriad of health problems because of it, but are people keeling over constantly enough to necessitate medical-related branding? I hope not because then this would officially mean that tattoos have entered the realm of tackiness.
By the looks of the examples pictured above, I get the impression that people wear their ailments like a badge of honor. But hey, who am I to criticize? I'm not doing myself any favors by wearing a Manfred Mann tank top.
One thing's for sure: those opting for the tattoos are going a bit overboard. If it's one thing that the medical world loves it's acronyms. Logos and mascots don't do much in an emergency. You can save yourself a lot of money if you forego the whole Hello Kitty theme.
Posted by KeyRose at 11:15 AM