PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tattoos aren't just for making fashion statements anymore. Many Americans are using them to save their lives.
Medical tattoos have recently gained popularity as an alternative to medical ID bracelets. While they could be lifesaving, getting a tattoo, any tattoo, is a commitment and some people are still hesitant to make the jump from fashionable bracelet to permanent branding.
"Any choice that keeps people safe is the right choice," said Shelly Fisher, president and CEO of Hope Paige, a medical ID bracelet company. "The problem is that most people don't want to wear IDs because they don't want to feel branded, and medical tattoos do just that."
Instead, Hope Paige will be giving away temporary "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY" medical tattoos with each bracelet order that allow people to get their feet wet before making the leap to permanent tattoo, according to a recent press release from the company. People could also wear these temporary medical tattoos when they're doing an activity, such as any sport, where wearing jewelry just isn't realistic.
Fisher doesn't see tattoos completely replacing medical ID bracelets.
"Most people like fashionable options and the flexibility to change their information, for example their emergency contact information," she said. "Tattoos don't give you that flexibility."
In addition to the temporary tattoos, Hope Paige is also one of the pioneers in offering TextID® medical bracelets. With TextID®, users can register their medical information and up to 10 emergency contact numbers with their unique PIN. The PIN is then the only thing on the medical ID bracelet, and emergency responders can text that pin and within seconds, receive a return text with the potentially life-saving information.
Regardless of your choice, placement is critical. First responders are trained to look on the wrist for a medical bracelet or on the front of a neck for a medical alert necklace. If you're getting a tattoo, it needs to be in one of those places.
To get this free medical tattoo with any bracelet purchase, enter in Promo Code HPTATTOO at checkout.
CONTACT Erin Everhart, [email protected], 877.352.6334
SOURCE Hope Paige