Doctor, doctor, I've got this strange tattoo
Forget Angelina Jolie's shoulder-covering Buddhist incantation or David Beckham's Christ on the cross. The smart money is on a new kind of tattoo: the medical tat.
Americans with severe allergies, or conditions such as diabetes, are ditching their "allergy bracelets" and turning to the indelible ink of the tattooist's pen to ensure that they aren't given drugs that trigger their allergy in an emergency.
So far, so sensible. This being America, however, some have taken it further and having instructions to paramedics such as "do not resuscitate" tattooed across their chests. An example of admirable firm-mindedness, surely, if a slight indifference to how you look on a sun lounger.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 2 Comfortable in their own skin
- 3 Japanese plant experts produce 10,000 lettuce heads a day in LED-lit indoor farm
- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 5 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
£70000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Information Security Manager (ISO 27001, A...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...
£60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Integration...
£75000 - £85000 per annum + ex bens: Deerfoot IT Resources Limited: Biztalk Te...