The Washington Post
By Associated Press
February 27, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions.
Some medical tattoos are being used to take the place of bracelets that commonly list a person’s allergies, chronic diseases or even end-of-life wishes.
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Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni and Student Association for altering us to this article.