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In case of emergency, locate the tattoo

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Lawrenceburg man gets ink to warn of medical condition

By Meaghan Downs

If Martin Elder is hurt in a car accident, search for his tattoo immediately.
Flip over his left forearm. Find the black snakes intertwined around a winged staff, the all-caps word “diabetic” inscribed underneath.
Slightly pink, Elder’s new medical tattoo is still healing.
After undergoing a triple bypass surgery in November 2011, the Lawrenceburg man understands healing, scars and pain.
Elder certainly isn’t afraid of needles after being diagnosed with Type II diabetes three years ago. He gives himself insulin shots every day.


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