for tattooed people, and those who want to be

Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity


How many of you are old enough to remember what vintage TV show that title comes from?  🙂

I was reminded of it today when I went to see my doctor for one of my regular checkups.  Along with the usual discussions about my health, she asked me about my tattoos, which she’s seen many times before.  This time, however, she did something different.  She pulled up a screen on the computer, and typed in a description of each tattoo.

Why?  Because, she explained, someday that description might help someone to identify me.

I’d never considered that before.  And I think it’s a great idea.  If your doctor hasn’t included a description of your body art in your medical file, ask her or him to do it.  The one certain thing in life is uncertainty, and the more information we make available to others who might find us and not know who we are, the better.

Oh, and for you youngsters out there, that was the opening from “Ben Casey.”  I liked Dr. Kildare better, myself.  🙂

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