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Thread: CF tattoos

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    CF tattoos

    Hey guys!

    Thinking of getting "breathe easy" tattooed on me as a reminder of the struggle we face daily. Does anyone have any tattoos that are CF related?

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    Just curious, but are our immune systems really that compromised? I've been told by doctors that my immune system is actually a bit better than most people's because it's constantly working on a low level, like a warmed up athlete.

    I say if you want one go for it (at least it's not something stupid). We take risks of exposing ourselves every single day, but that doesn't mean we should live in a bubble. As long as it's a clean, reputable shop I don't see why it should be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraNoH View Post
    Just curious, but are our immune systems really that compromised? I've been told by doctors that my immune system is actually a bit better than most people's because it's constantly working on a low level, like a warmed up athlete.

    I say if you want one go for it (at least it's not something stupid). We take risks of exposing ourselves every single day, but that doesn't mean we should live in a bubble. As long as it's a clean, reputable shop I don't see why it should be a problem.
    I am sure the doctors/nurses are being cautious when they say that you are putting yourself at risk for getting a tattoo. Diabetics hear the same lecture. However, I agree with SaraNoH here, unless your doctor looks you in the eye and says you will get extremely sick DO NOT do this, then I would respect that decision. But you can't live in a bubble all of your life. I work in the medical field and people put themselves more at risk by going to the grocery store and putting their hands on the carts than they would by getting a tattoo. Well maybe a bad analogy but you get my drift. My son has CF and is 16. If he wants a Tattoo at 18 or 21 which he feels strongly about, then I will let him. But if he comes to me and says, "hey dad I really want to get this game called Halo tattooed on my back......" I would cut him out of my will lol.

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    I already have two so I'm not worried about "compromising my immune system". I'm all about keeping healthy but I don't feel this will harm me. That's not my point - just wondering if anyone has any tattoos related to their CF.

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    I have one on my wrist, it's a rose that has been on many of the "65 Roses" mailers and stuff. I love when people ask me about it and it's meaning. I like the breathe easy idea!

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    I'm thinking about getting a CF tattoo but none of the designs I see people getting really stick out to me. I guess I'm waiting til I think of that "perfect" image before I get one

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    I have 6 tattoos and counting. I find that everytime i get a new one, for the first few weeks after i feel kinda crummy and need a antibiotic boost. My docs were always aware and have never told me that it wasnt a good idea to get it.

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    If you want a tattoo, you better get one before transplant. Because after transplant - verboten.

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    I keep looking up other CF tattoos and they're all kind of.... boring, y'know? We need some fresh ideas out there. Usually it's "Just Breathe", "Breathe Easy", "Faith" etc.
    My oldest sister was thinking of actually getting 65 single roses tattooed on her back with some pink thrown in since our mom had breast cancer. Ouuuuuch....

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