First and foremost I got this tattoo to commemorate having my kidney transplant for over 10 years. Yes you heard that right, 10 years. If you don't know much about organ transplant, this is a big deal. I am actually on my way to 12 years as of right now. (So think happy thoughts!). The color is also symbolic. The green represents as both kidney disease and organ transplant as far as cause ribbon colors go.