I have an "issue" with ink tattoos because my immigrant great- aunt (from Armenia) had a number tattooed on her arm when the Turks invaded Armenia and raped and killed most of the population, so to me, it meant something stamped was "hateful".
That said, if you want a tat that proclaims something you feel victorious over, then go for it.
I do not think of anything "displaying my diagnosis" as being important to me , but if I could find someone to replicate the Maeve, Warrior Princess I have as my avatar, I'd put it on SOMETHING! LOL
I have a tee shirt from my friend's G F bakery that says "Blame it on the Gluten" on the back.
And my pal, the Gluten dude has a tat that says "No Grain, No Pain" on his arm.
My niece has lots of tats--of the significant of things that happened in her life--and while I think it's cool for her, maybe it's not for me.
I am getting older and an aging body with tats...is not pretty. (shudder)
As for the medic alert bracelet, as KarenG once pointed out, if you can speak, you can say
"hey. I have celiac..no gluten! " and if you cannot, no IVs contain gluten anyway.
So it may not even be necessary.
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir
"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington
“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport
"Do or do not. There is no try. "- Yoda.
"LTES" Gem 2014
Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac 11/01/10. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.