So, I had to have my fingerprints done recently. I showed up at the sheriff’s station, gave them my print cards and paid my money. The guy was all cheery and polite… until I had to show him my hands. He asked what all the “dots” on my left hand fingers were from so we had a little conversation about diabetes, the pump, testing… blah blah blah. Then, he says, “oh, well that’s going to make the prints bad and there’s nothing I can do about it. The prints probably won’t turn out and you’ll have to come back up here to do it again.” (oh- and pay again!) I was kind of shocked. I’ve had my prints done about 7 times (no, I’m not a criminal!) and I’ve never been told that before… my prints have always turned out fine. I hope they turn out this time… otherwise, what will I do? Stop testing for a month so my fingers can heal and then get prints done???
Anyone ever heard of that being true?? Do finger sticks really mess up fingerprints???