Whenever there is a medical emergency, people rush to check if the person has a bracelet or wallet which has a medical alert. Now, tattoos are a replacement to those. They should be made either on the wrist, forearm, or biceps, so that they are easily visible. The design should be simple and self-explanatory. Find some simple medical alert tattoo design ideas here, for the most common allergies and diseases.
Asthma is one of those chronic illnesses whose attacks cannot be predicted. It is not a temporary disease which occurs for a minute and is gone the next. It causes inflammation, muscle tightening, and increased mucus produced in the airways. An asthma attack can be life-threatening, which is why an alert tattoo can prove to be very useful.
A few people who are suffering from a life-threatening illness may record a wish of having 'No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' (No CPR) in case of an emergency, where the heart or lungs may suddenly stop. The patient and his physician have a legal option to order that no CPR is provided during such a time.
Every doctor says that prevention is better than cure, and these medical alert tattoos can prevent a person from getting the wrong treatment in case of an emergency. An alert tattoo on a person's body would be helpful for the doctors and the first responders to understand the situation better.
IMP: Before opting for a tattoo as a symbol of medical alert, consult your doctor.