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Permanent medical tattoos offer alternative to medical ID bracelets

The new INQUEAlert program aims to provide an always-available medical alert solution for those with life-threatening conditions

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INQUEAlert is a new program that offers permanent medical tattoos as an “artistic alternative” to traditional medical IDs.

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by EMS1 Staff

BOSTON — A tattoo technology company has announced a permanent medical tattoo program as an alternative to traditional medical IDs.

INQUE Holdings said in a press release Tuesday that their new INQUEAlert program is meant to ensure that important medical information is always available when someone with a life-threatening condition needs medical assistance or EMS.

Traditional medical IDs, such as bracelets or medallions, “can fall off or break, be forgotten or get worn and be unreadable,” INQUE Holdings said. INQUEAlert aims to provide an “artistic alternative” that may better suit the consumer’s needs and lifestyle.

The company says the ink used in the medical tattoos, called INQUE, is healthier than traditional tattoo ink and has passed in-vivo and in-vitro cytotoxicity tests and skin sensitivity tests.

Additionally, the tattoos can be safety removed in one session, the company said.