Some serious, but ultimately short-term, medical conditions may warrant an investment in expensive monitoring and tracking systems. Traditional bracelets and pendants can aid in your recovery by granting you added peace of mind, but once you’re fully recovered, you may be left wondering what to do with all those batteries.
Consider temporary tattoos that you can wear for three to seven days. These types of alerts let medical providers know just what symptoms you are battling in the short-term.
Temporary tattoos are a thing from your childhood, right? Maybe you apply a cheeky one now and then with your grandkids, but did you know there are a growing number of folks who are using them again as a means to alert first responders to a temporary condition or set of symptoms? These stylistic representations are great if you are going through a short-term recovery or are simply experiencing the onset of normal memory loss.
This new use for a seemingly silly staple of childhood is gaining popularity due in part to the fact that they are FDA-approved, non-toxic and waterproof. One key advantage, besides the temporary nature of the information, might also be that placement can be routinely changed depending on the season, or whether you are traveling to a warmer or colder climate. The adaptability of a temporary tattoo simply adds to its appeal.
Besides the fleeting nature of this medical alert option, there are serious medical and monetary advantages to donning a temporary tattoo to alert first responders, family or friends that you have a new condition that requires extra special attention.
As previously mentioned, temporary tattoos are extremely inexpensive and range in price from 50 to 70cents. Buying custom tattoos in bulk further reduces their price per item, and with a life span of up to a week, there is little worry that you will run out quickly. This cost pales in comparison to a real tattoo, which can cost upwards of $100 and carry with it buyer’s remorse or worse.
There is no risk for infection, hepatitis C transmission or other serious autoimmune disease, as may be the case with more permanent markings. Postage may be one cost to factor in over the long haul, but when put up against serious medical complications from real tattoos, this is a cost that might be worth stomaching.
Temporary tattoos might strike you as childish at your age, but not when you consider their ability to carry critical medical information in a way that is easy to convey to the outside world. What’s more, temporary medical tattoos are FDA-approved and carry none of the common risks associated with getting permanent ink.
Having only temporary symptoms while recovering from surgery or cancer treatments could still leave you at risk of infection or fall, but using this simple water-based marking could mean your care team can more quickly assess you and get you the care you need. The cost isn’t bad, either.One of these custom-made stamps may not only do wonders for your bank account, but your peace of mind as well.