Despite having a living will for about 30 years, she said the tattoo meant there was be "no excuse" for error.Talk about taking one for the team!
"The tattoo is immediate... no excuse for not knowing what I thought," she said.
The grandmother, who is diabetic but said she was not seriously ill, said she got the idea from a retired nurse, who did something similar in 2003.
She said her willingness to not be resuscitated would "save money" for the NHS.
Good for her.
(P.S.: Be sure to take the poll in the sidebar to the right!)
P.P.S.: The poll, which asked the following question:
"A cardiac arrest patient is brought to your ER with CPR in progress. A DNR tattoo is seen and no family is available. You would:
1) Continue CPR/ACLS as indicated
2) Stop CPR/ACLS immediately"
There were 85 respondents, 39 (39%) of whom would continue CPR and 53 (60%) who would stop CPR immediately.