By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Medical Tattoos That Make Clever Use Of The Body, But They’ll Make You Think.

Tattoos have been used as a form of self expression, rites of passage, and even as a dare or impulse. There is a new trend in the world of ink. People are opting out of wearing alert bracelets or carrying ID cards in their wallets with their medical information. Instead, they are relying on artists to permanently mark their skin with medical alert tattoos.

It’s not just people who want to notify others of their health status who are getting inked. Nurses are proud of the hard and life-saving work they do, so much so that they are also visiting the tattoo parlors to identify their occupation with designs of heartbeats, stethoscopes, and nurse hats.

Still, other folks want to simply pay homage to human anatomy by tattooing their bodies with detailed and elaborate designs of the brain and heart, for example. The following photos may just be the inspiration you need for the next piece of art on your body.

Love my tattoo ❤️❤️ #medicaltattoo #diabetes #diabetic #loveit #insulindependent #❤ ️

A photo posted by Sarah (@sup3rsarah) on

Detail. It was a challenge with how small the letters were. #caduceus #medical staff #antibiotics #medicaltattoo #hospital

A photo posted by Christopher Noogin (@noogintattoo) on

O amor vem do coração #hotinkstudio #detalhes #tatuagemfeminina #medicaltattoo #humamanatomy #tatuagemcoração

A photo posted by Hot Ink Studio (@hotinkstudio) on