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. 


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