HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- For some kids, some allergies can mean life or death.
Now, a simple change could have a life saving impact.
Some parents around the country are sending kids with allergies to school with a temporary tattoo.
The tattoo is called SafetyTat.
Parents can put the writable sticker on a child's arm and write what they are allergic to or contact information.
Andrea Early, with Harrisonburg City Schools, said parents have the right to put the stickers on their children if they want.
But the school already has a way to keep children safe.
Staff enters allergy information into the computer system, so if that student grabbed something, he or she can be stopped before eating it.
Early said there could be some downsides from a sticker system.
"I do have some concerns about a possible stigma for that child wearing a sticker says that they do have a food allergy so I think there would be benefit but we would also have to look at how that would make a child feel," said Early.
Staff is also trained to help kids if they are having allergic reactions.
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