Senior Citizen Gets "Do Not Resuscitate" Tattoo [Pics]

James Johnson

If you don't want your family to issue a resuscitation order when you're in the hospital or have paramedics revive you when they arrive on the scene of an accident you can put all arguments at rest by following the example of 81-year-old UK resident Joy Tomkins, she recently had a "do not resuscitate" tattoo placed on her upper chest.

Speaking to the BBC Joy revealed:

"If I'm found lying about and can't say something, I want [medics] to accept that."

Here's a photo of her P.T.O. tattoo:

Please Turn Over (PTO) Tattoo

Tompkins was quick to point out that she doesn't have a death wish, in fact she's rather healthy:

"I've had 80 good, interesting years of marriage and children and grandchildren and plenty of friends," she says. "I'm quite happy if I wake up in the morning, but if I don't I'm just as happy."

What do you think of Joy's attempt to have her wishes met at any cost?