Oh, I am so stoked to be posting this tattoo. It’s the Red Cross child’s play logo, and it’s on a medical professional, done by Dustin at The Enemy Tattoo in Everett, WA. The reason I’m so stoked is that there are a lot of medical professionals that “don’t get” body modification*, either technically or experiencially, so I’m thrilled when I see things like this because I know that it’s a small step toward myself, my friends, and others having better and better experiences when we have to see a doctor. And I love the image in general.
As a point of trivia, to the best of my knowledge this is based on an “illegal” design that the Red Cross threatened to sue a t-shirt manufacturer over! The Red Cross logo is very tightly controlled by international law, and I believe the only symbol to be enshrined specifically into law.
* I want to be clear though that I don’t consider these bad or uncaring doctors when mistakes are made; they’re just inexperienced in this small realm.