As a tattooed person I have come to realise that at no time have I thought “that’s enough”.
I’ve always figured that getting another tattoo at some time was on the cards.
It’s kinda addictive, in a weird stick needles full of paint under your skin way.
You either get it or you don’t.
People get tattooed for many reasons & the designs are only limited by your imagination.
(and your wallet)
Anyhoo, you name it chances are someone’s had it tattooed upon them.
After my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes the concept of tattoos that raise awareness was something that piqued my interest.
The idea that you can raise awareness through something so permanent is appealing.
Some tattoos are done as a way of remembering loved ones who have unfortunately lost their lives to a form of cancer or MS.
Pink ribbon breast cancer tattoo
A ribbon is a common symbol for a lot of organisations.
Multiple Sclerosis uses orange.
And then others choose to use tattoos as a way of raising awareness for illnesses or conditions such as Type 1 diabetes, Autism, Crohns, Down Syndrome & more.
When Sam Reid was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 20 he decided to get a dartboard tattoo as a symbol of his condition.
This beautiful jigsaw design is to raise awareness of Autism.
I love this design, a tree with 2 ribbons symbolizing different things.
So what do you think about tattoos for awareness?
Would you get one?
And if anyone would like to share a picture of their own awareness tattoo I would love to see them.
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