It happens that sometimes an object is created, keeping some particular task in mind but it surpasses that and people start using it for various purposes according to their moods and needs. One such item is military dog tag. These dog tags are very basic and simple and thin metal tags which are suspended on a ball chain which is then worn by the person.Of course, army dog tags perform an important task during wars by identifying soldiers who are wearing them, if god forbid, they are less than well. This identification is an extremely important task. But nowadays, these military dog tags are also used in the popular culture.

Without being supported by any major ad campaign, these tags have come into the fashion limelight, majorly among the people belonging to younger age group. While usually they carry identifying information, you can write just about any information on these military dog tags. You can write your favorite quote or phrase or a slogan on your personal tag. Sometimes, important medical information like severe allergies or epilepsy or diabetes is engraved on these tags. This is very useful for children. These tags can easily be attached to backpacks or can be worn around the neck.
Military dog tags are also great party or wedding gifts, engraved with memories like wedding date or the name and age of person whose birthday it is. Music bands can have their band’s name engraved on such tags. Nick names can be engraved on military dog tags to be handed out at a family reunion.

These tags can also be used for identification purposes: on luggage, tool bags, equipments, cameras or camping equipment. School groups on their trips can tag kids during the trip and then let them keep it as a keepsake once the trip is over. Tags can also be used for motivational purposes by businesses, with their company slogan. Sometimes charities can have tags engraved with special sayings or information about the charity and sell them to supporters. You can buy tags individually or in pairs or even in huge quantities and they are very reasonably priced. Usually they are priced well under $10 each or even less when in bulk. Silencers are good accessories which can be ordered with these tags. These are the plastic or rubber frames around the edges of the tags that keep them from making noise when they bump and they come in different colors.

You can get tags in finishes like shiny or matte, with or without ball chain. The uses for these tags are many. Whether you want to make a fashion statement, wear them as a form of ID or have them engraved with emergency information, you can create dog tags for every other person you know. They are not just for soldiers anymore!

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