By Calaraphea - United Kingdom - Warrington Today, I got a tattoo of the snake and staff medical symbol on my wrist. Now everyone keeps asking what illness I have; they think it's a medical bracelet substitute. FML I agree, your life sucks 22998 You deserved it 40278 150 Comments Favorite Tweet Share Calaraphea tells us more : OP here. I didn't expect it to be noted as a medical bracelet substitute. It's very artsy and colourful; it also has a date underneath so I didn't expect people to think it was due to an illness.