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Tattoo Showing Your HIV Status

Tattoo Showing Your HIV Status

Hi team. Recently in my zoom support group we talked about getting a tattoo for being positive or signify your HIV status. Here is my question
-1: do you have a tattoo signifying you are HIV positive like a red ribbon or even a biohazard symbol and why it was important to you get it
-2: would you like to get one, which kind and why?
If you have a HIV tattoo please share if you feel comfortable OR if you don’t but would like one share a picture from the web or drawing of what kind you would… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

Na I think u should getting a tattoo about hiv , sorry kinda reminds me of my German ancestor having pink triangles, I would,nt do it but really up to i say a cure for hiv no proud of it, it's a bad virus just like wear a pink triangle ready for the German soldier to kill u

posted 4 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I would be to scared the stigma is so heavy but the red ribbon with dates is tasteful however the biohazard symbol to me just add to the stigma maybe I guess getting biohazard tattoo symbolizes owning but it a little extreme for me

posted 4 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Not for me i have tattoo's but i would not put Hiv one on me the Stigma would go crazy

posted 4 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Good morning Tom. I've seen The Biohazard tattoo before on people. I have no comment as I really don't appreciate them but to each his own. I have tattoos of my own but tattooing your HIV status for everyone to see... is not my particular thing to do🤗

posted 4 months ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

No don't be a shame its a virus just like COVID virus, your human ,virus don't have a brain who they infected,

posted 4 months ago
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