“You’re a diabetic, you can’t get tattoos.”
I heard this for years, and I believed it. Doesn’t diabetes mean we don’t heal properly and that we have a greater risk of infection? Not in my experience (T1D). My immune system is so strong it kicked my beta cells’ asses. I think we are fine. With diabetes we have the same choice to make that other non-D get to make. If you want one, get one. If you don’t then don’t.
If you choose to get one make sure your blood sugar is in order, have snacks with you to make sure you don’t go hypo during, be sure your artist is aware, and make sure the environment is clean.
Here’s a great place for examples of awesome diabetic ink.
Who here has a diabetes tattoo? Did you experience any complications? What are your tattoo related questions?