Originally designed by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Star of Life has since gone on to become one of the most recognized symbols of our time.
For some it’s an everyday appearance that seldom inspires a second thought, while others revere it as a sacred badge of hope and a second chance.
The symbol’s serpent and staff represent Asclepius, the ancient Greek physician celebrated as a god, with the staff itself symbolizing medicine while the skin-shedding serpent embodies renewal, or healing.
Each of the star’s arms carries a specific duty that, when combined with the other five, helps to form a unified accomplishment: detection, reporting, response, on-site assistance, transport care, and ultimate transfer to a place of definitive care.
As a universal symbol of emergency medical care, the Star of Life declares one’s readiness to respond and assist, regardless of external conditions or limitations. The man who proudly bears the Star of Life tattoo on his arm, shoulder, or over his heart may work in a field of emergency medical assistance or simply (but just as importantly) embodies all that the Star of Life stands for.
He is a man who is able and willing to help those who have been harmed or fallen ill, and readily places the well-being of others above his own in times of need.
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