Death, Tattoos, and Dark Humor

“I am afraid that the medical profession will, with the best of medical intentions, I hope, keep me alive when I don’t want to be alive.”
— A British grandmother gets “Do not resuscitate” and “PTO” tattooed on her chest and back. Related (uncomfortable segue): Atul Gawande’s unforgettable “Letting Go” from last year. Tangentially related: Drew Magary’s The Postmortal. Thankfully unrelated: Woman survives polar bear attack in Russia. [Via]

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