For someone without any permanent ink on their body (unless Sharpie marker counts), I sure do feature a lot of posts about tattoos. Like the one of the Minimed pump. And Abby's dia-ink. I think that committing fully, and tattooing something diabetes-related on your body, is a really daring feat.
And sometimes, I get emails from people who have diabetes tattoos that make me laugh out loud and I beg them to let me share.
Thankfully, SUM reader Tim didn't mind. His diabetes tattoo is straight out of one of my favorite TV shows, The Family Guy. Here's Tim's quick take on the how and the why, and then you have to see these photos:
From Tim: "I got this tattoo at Hard Knox Tattoos in Hinesville, Ga. I'd been wanting some fresh ink for about a year, but I couldn't decide on what it should be. I wanted something to tie in with my diabetes. When I saw the Family Guy clip with Wilford Brimley I knew what it had to be. I bounced the idea off of my friends and coworkers with mixed responses. My diabetes camp friends thought it was awesome. My mother didn't."
"I love my new tattoo and I can't wait to show it off at diabeetus camp next year.Well-played, Tim. Well played, indeed.