Quick Answer: Are Toe Tags Still Used?

When were toe tags first used?

There is evidence that in ancient Egypt toe tags were used to help properly identify their dead.

There is also evidence of toe tags being used during the bubonic plague.

The bubonic plague was one of the most horrendous pandemics in our history..

Where does the Toetag go on a dead person if they don’t have toes?

We do get decedents that do not have toes (or feet, legs) usually due to trauma. The tag is then usually put on the wrist. When we get ‘fragmented remains’- then it depends on if there was more than one decedent involved in the incident.

What does toe tag mean in slang?

to kill someonetv. to kill someone. (Bodies in the morgue are identified by tags on their big toes.) Man, you treat me that way one more time and I’m gonna toe tag you!

Do they put a tag on your toe when you die?

A toe tag is a piece of cardboard attached with string to the big toe of a dead person in a morgue. It is used for identification purposes, allowing the mortician, coroner, law enforcement and others involved in the death process to correctly identify the corpse.