Saturday, July 13, 2013

I am so Old Fashioned

July 14

Tell us about your birthmarks, scars, tattoos, or piercings.
(not my ear)

This one is easy. I have one hole in each ear. Zip! The end.
I do have a scar on my right knee from surgery for a broken leg.
And a scar in my navel for a tubal ligation.
No tattoos. No birthmarks.







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16 comments:

  1. Are those your earrings? They're cute!

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    1. Disregard, I just saw it said "not my ear"

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    2. They are cute earrings though, aren't they!

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  2. We're close, I have one set of ear piercings. One birthmark
    Birthmarks, Tats, and piercings

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  3. I have a couple of birth marks and my ears pierced, but I wrote about my tattoos!

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  4. i don't think i have ever met any one with a birthmark? where are those folks hiding??!

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    1. My granddaughter has a birthmark on her right back shoulder in the shape of a foot. It is so cute

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  5. I have enough birthmarks to share. I have three.

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    1. I will let you have them for now!

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  6. Just wanted to pop back in for a mini follow up, The blog post I wrote about tats goes into details about how the parlors are in fact not licensed, and not regulated and therefore not inspected depending on what state you live in. All states vary, and it's because of not being licensed or regulated and blood born pathogens that The Red Cross has regulations. In recent years they've loosed them a bit, so it's important to know what the laws if any apply in your state. When I did the research, my state was one where licensing wasn't mandatory..I would imagine over time all states will get on board about having people who do tats be licensed and do more inspections to ensure health standards, but who knows when.

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    1. I am going to continue to respectfully disagree with this. The American Red Cross will Allow people with tattoos to give blood. They just have to wait 12 months after the tattoo. Same with body piercings of ANY kind. However I stand my original statement on your blog to say that this is RIDICULOUS. So many people have tattoos now days that our blood supply is seriously compromised at times with the Red Cross continuing to be judgmental about this. They test every drop of blood they received from anyone before it is bagged and processed. People with tattoos are normally good people. They are not paid for their donation so why turn them away. If my loved one needs a transfusion to save their life I will take it from the tattooed person and take our chances. To turn someone away because they have a tat is RIDICULOUS

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  7. I agree with the popularity of tats it's important for Red Cross not to turn them away, and I don't think they are because they want to be judgemental, but because not all parlors are licensed and they may or may not meet health standards. They need to get on board and require licenses like a beautician and restaurant and do inspections. Plus, they're missing collecting fees for the licensing like they do other businesses. In some cases only the owner of the shop has to be licensed while none of the techs in shop are. We do need blood, which is why I stated I have concerns about the dwindling supply. I want people to be able to get blood when they need it.

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    1. I hate beating a dead horse....but just because they are licensed does not mean they are not going to pick up any diseases that might affect the blood supply. Hell, hospitals are licensed and you can pick up a multitude of things in there...hepatitis being a major one. I have worked for years in hospitals and nursing homes and sell the multitude of sins that are hidden from the inspectors when they come. All the Red Cross has to do is to check the blood....that is simple. And as for the judgmental part of it...I am in no way naive enough not to believe that there are a lot of people out there who judge people with tattoos....The Red Cross being one such organization. Just my opinion!

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