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1. Lyn Parent’s impulsive decision to get a tattoo left her with an HIV diagnosis and only six months to live.
It was July 1992 when Lyn Parent made an impulsive decision that would change her life forever: while accompanying her little sister to get a tattoo, Lyn decided she would get one of her own, a butterfly on her bikini line.
As the eldest, she told her sister she would go first, eager to calm her sibling's nerves.