Agent Orange Tattoo

Isidius writes, “three Agent Orange droplets, given to my father in Vietnam then passed on to me, my brother and my sister.” The tattoo was done by Amy at The Body Art Shop in — oh, no, not again — Adelaide, Australia.

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8 thoughts on “Agent Orange Tattoo

  1. So this is a very cool tattoo…I guess it means a lot to me since I’m watching my father deteriorate daily due to his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Thanks to Agent Orange, he has Parkinson’s Disease and Peripheral Neuropathy. It’s awesome that this person is memorializing the chemical that I’m sure has affected their life so profoundly. I love when tattoos have such a hard hitting background story!

  2. Agent Orange is the stuff the US Army sprayed in Vietnam to kill the forrests. Between 2.1 and 4.8 million people where sprayed there.

    To read more about it:

    I couldn’t care less about the “vets” who also got it, they shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

  3. ~_0 word….
    bumffght is __________… many words to describe that kind of ignorance…~_0

  4. whoa, whoa, i’m an iraq vet and i just decided on my own rendition of this tattoo. and i’m totally against it, so don’t knock on war vets. we get fucked up in the head when we come home because we were trained to believe that it was the right thing at the time.

  5. I have two uncles that died from agent orange. In 2018 I had 1000 cranes tattooed on myself. Like the origami cranes I hope to bring a miracle to those whose initials I put in them. They must come from living sources so I don’t go on line for them. I also include their children that got infected when they got back home. I link them together with a red heart, the cranes with pink heads are girls. Battle buddies are also kept together. I use NATO colors for nuclear,biological,and chemical injuries. There is even a color code for 911 ground zero. Military ,first responders, partner dogs,and their infected children only. They signed on to the job of running into the line of fire.
    Hope this inspires others in the same direction.

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