In 1979, I nearly finished with my hubby to be when he had a tattoo.. I really hated them!! I did eventually recover from the sight of his tattoo although I continued to ‘give him grief’ for a long LONG time and never, never NEVER did I think I’d ever consider having one myself and certainly not at the age of 56.
How times change though and yet another reminder that maybe I should ‘never say never’!!
Over the years, I’ve ‘softened’ my view about other people’s tattoos – it would be difficult not to wouldn’t it ,as I’m sure the majority of younger people now have at least one tattoo. So when my son presented his first tattoo last week, The Manchester Bee, which he had done in memory of those who’d lost their lives in the Manchester Bomb, I really had to admire him rather than ‘dislike’ the tattoo… My mind is now more open!
Science and the great NHS have already provided life saving opportunities for Jenny (my daughter in law) when she was able to have a double mastectomy just 6 months ago as preventative surgery having found out that she had an 80% chance of getting breast cancer. That risk has now been reduced to less than 5%..
I was so so proud of my son and daughter in law when they ran together in the Great Manchester Run just 1 week after the horrific Manchester Bomb.. They are truly an inspirational couple. How could I possibly ‘criticise’ his new tattoo….
Now though, tattoos are being taken to the next level and having just read this article, I may have to re-consider my view completely. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/amazing-colour-change-tattoos-could-save-lives-of-people-with-diabetes/
Maybe I will have a tattoo after all, if it can be used to monitor my blood sugar level. What do you think?
As a type 2 diabetic, I’ve managed to control my diabetes with a low carb diet and have avoided the need to take any medication. I don’t ‘test’ my own blood though and it would be really helpful if I could see that my blood sugar was too high or too low with the new ‘colour changing’ tattoo ink.
There are many times in life when I’ve said “I’ll NEVER… ” only to be forced to change my mind down the line. Yep – I definitely need to heed this lesson and keep my options open.. Who knows what exciting, fun things I could open my mind to.
Now all I have to do is decide what ‘picture’ to have on my tattoo .. oh and where to locate it! haha…