That’s right, there is still one more way that a tattoo can save a life. This type of life saving ink requires substantially less technology and scientists. Plus they are cheap, anyone can get them, and often temporary.
It’s actually hard to believe that no one has thought of this earlier, but Michele Welsh started a company called SaftyTat, in which they develop temporary safety tattoos that you can stick on your child. The tattoo’s are designed to indicate which lethal allergies a child has, so that the important information can be communicated, even if the child hasn’t learned to speak yet.
However, there is a concern among parents and authorities that tattoos like this can make children a target for bullying. Even though allergies are completely immunological responses and have nothing to do with strength and overall health, bullies will see the tattoos quite differently.
Normally, parents will tell their child’s teachers or caregivers about their severe allergies, but there are always circumstances no one can account for. For example, during a field trip to a summer camp this year, a 13 year old girl died after being given a peanut-oil based treat.
The idea can also be used in various ways, such as giving elderly people tattoos if they are allergic to medications, have alzheimer’s, some sort of dementia, or a combination of those things. However, we suppose if they did get such a tattoo, it would be a little more challenging for them to make new friends.