Help: Tattoo Ideas!! - page 3

by SRNA11 | 39,299 Views | 61 Comments

Okay guys....i just graduated from school and am a real CRNA now. I am very excited and proud to be doing what I'm doing. I was thinking lately of getting a tattoo related to medicine/anesthesia. I need help coming up with... Read More


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    Quote from SRNA11
    Okay guys....i just graduated from school and am a real CRNA now. I am very excited and proud to be doing what I'm doing. I was thinking lately of getting a tattoo related to medicine/anesthesia.

    I need help coming up with ideas.
    I was thinking of either a latin or greek word (want a small one on my wrist). Nothing long and fancy.

    I was thinking of the word: VIGILO (which is latin for vigilant).

    Any other words, symbols, or phrases you can think of for nurse anesthetists and what we do.

    any help would be awesome!!!
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    To the OP:
    If you're going to let others decide what ink to get, you should'nt get one. Figure out what YOU want, and then decide for yourself. YOU are the one who's going to have to look at it (and explain it) for the rest of your life.
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    To be honest, some people might refer to me as heavily tattooed. I have short sleeves, most of my chest, and part of my back, and some of my legs covered. But unless I'm at home walking around in my boxers, you would'nt even know it. JWK makes an excellent point, the truth hurts sometimes. Not to mention he is posting from an INTERVIEWERS perspective. There is a big difference between judging someone and forming a first impression. I will occasionaly wear scrubs to work, but usually I wear dress clothes. Nothing commands more respect than a shirt, tie and a lab coat. In the past few years my department has been delegated an ever increasing level of responsibility; A-line placement, Therapist driven protocols, C-section rapid response team, even less prudent things like witnessing a narcotic waste. I know for a fact that it's a direct result of the proffessionalism that myself and my coworkers convey.
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    i see both sides’ respective points, but there is no way in hades that tatted people outnumber the non-inked.

    a quick google search yields: http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattoo_facts.htm

    the stigma still exists in a lot of people's minds that inked = dirty outlaw biker, tramp, rebel, etc... it does not mean it's true, but the stigma is still strong in a majority of people's minds.

    denying it doesn't make it go away, but who really cares what other people think anymore?
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    Quote from deepz
    That is HILARIOUS!

    I frequently work with Special Forces medics, almost every one of whom displays NUMEROUS large tatts. And they regularly add to their collection.

    Don't need no steeenkin permission.
    Working with does not equal in the military.

    Try reading the Army Regulation 670-1

    Not only do you have to get permission for a tattoo, it has to be reviewed AND it has to meet certain standards. Also, Special Forces have a different rule book than normal RA. They have restrictions on uniform policies as well as others.

    http://www.aele.org/law/2005FPAPR/ar-670-1.pdf

    I love when people talk out of turn. It just shows how much people really DON'T know.
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    Okay, now that we've thoroughly exhausted the "should you/shouldn't you" bit of thought....

    ...because I think that having achieved your CRNA, you are most definitely an adult, and most probably not an idiot. . . .

    If you choose to get a tattoo, get something that has a meaning for you. I have a friend that is a Cardiac ICU nurse who has an EKGtype tat..you know, Pwave, QRS, T etc......

    You will find something that either speaks to you enough that you want to get it engraved on your body forever.......

    or you won't.....

    to hades with what anyone else thinks you should do.
    Valerie Salva and Crux1024 like this.
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    Quote from Stanley-RN2B
    I work at a facility that caters to military people. Now if you have EVER worked in the military you will know that the military has the STRICTEST idea of what professionalism is. Civilians really have no idea. I digress... When I show off my rather large Unit Tattoo no one has a problem. Not staff, family or patients.
    I agree with your comment about military facilities having a strict idea of professionalism, however, you are wrong saying civillians have no idea when it comes to professionalism. Obviously, our society is becoming more accepting of tatooes, and the military has adapted http://www.army.com/news/item/1404. That does not mean, however, that commanding officers, patients, consumers wont be judgemental when it comes to selecting a specific professional over another.

    Some questions for you or anyone who wants to pipe in (they are honest questions I don't know the answer to):

    How many seargent majors and generals in military sport visible tatooes?
    How many news anchors, elected politicians, justices (even liberal ones), sport visible tatooes?
    How many sports stars and rock stars sport visible tatooes? (okay you got me there, but how many of them are associating themeselves with illicit activity, or dying from reckless behavior?)

    Now a question for the OP to consider with this controversy:

    Have you ever heard of someone being excluded or judged because they did not have a tattoo?

    My last question for everyone....do you want a rock star giving you anesthesia?

    this is why it is my PERSONAL preference to not have a tattoo, but to each there own.
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    Quote from zrmorgan
    I agree with your comment about military facilities having a strict idea of professionalism, however, you are wrong saying civillians have no idea when it comes to professionalism. Obviously, our society is becoming more accepting of tatooes, and the military has adapted http://www.army.com/news/item/1404. That does not mean, however, that commanding officers, patients, consumers wont be judgemental when it comes to selecting a specific professional over another.

    Some questions for you or anyone who wants to pipe in (they are honest questions I don't know the answer to):

    How many seargent majors and generals in military sport visible tatooes?
    How many news anchors, elected politicians, justices (even liberal ones), sport visible tatooes?
    How many sports stars and rock stars sport visible tatooes? (okay you got me there, but how many of them are associating themeselves with illicit activity, or dying from reckless behavior?)

    Now a question for the OP to consider with this controversy:

    Have you ever heard of someone being excluded or judged because they did not have a tattoo?

    My last question for everyone....do you want a rock star giving you anesthesia?

    this is why it is my PERSONAL preference to not have a tattoo, but to each there own.
    How many presidents (in America) sported brown skin?
    How many news anchors, politicians and justices sport their native 'ethnic' accent?
    How many sports stars with tattoos that do good do you see featured on the news? In fact, how often do good peopel in general get featured on the news?

    The problems isn't the tattoos. It's the close mindedness.

    Many people feel the same way about male nurses that you do about tattoos. Of course, like I said, there are no tattoos on my body that I couldn't hide if I had to.

    Have you ever heard of anyone that wasn't excluded or judged for being different? Tattoos, accent, skin, religion... It's the same ignorance in a different wrapper.
    angeleyes8501 and Nurse Salt like this.
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    fine, it is a persons right to decorate their body with whatever they want, but if I am interviewing 30 identical people for one position with identical resumes, awsome report cards, strong recommendations, and flawless clinical performance, the guy with either the swastika tatooed across the back of his neck, or something totally harmless that I don't understand in sanskrit wont be getting the job...sorry. Call it close mindedness, call it old fashioned, whatever, but I am willing to bet that there are a lot of people out there with the same attitude. If you are not willing to accept the reality of that and wish to fight the power, then you choose to do so with certain sacrifices...just accept that when you get the barb-wire tattoed across your neck that you may be fencing off more than an identity problem, and may be paying more than 50 bucks at a tattoo parlor.

    here is the reality I refer to: http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/workl...ork/index.html

    I respect and understand your closed mindedness argument, but certain things you are born into (ie color of your skin and religion), and certain things you choose for yourself...one way to quickly judge a persons character is looking at the decisions they have made.

    by the way, don't get so down on the media...have you heard of Urlacher's Backers? Big mean looking linebaker for the Bears has a barbwire tat on his right bicep? Check out what he does for charity. Of course, he is a linebacker, not a nurse anesthetist.
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    Quote from zrmorgan
    fine, it is a persons right to decorate their body with whatever they want, but if I am interviewing 30 identical people for one position with identical resumes, awsome report cards, strong recommendations, and flawless clinical performance, the guy with either the swastika tatooed across the back of his neck, or something totally harmless that I don't understand in sanskrit wont be getting the job...sorry. Call it close mindedness, call it old fashioned, whatever, but I am willing to bet that there are a lot of people out there with the same attitude. If you are not willing to accept the reality of that and wish to fight the power, then you choose to do so with certain sacrifices...just accept that when you get the barb-wire tattoed across your neck that you may be fencing off more than an identity problem, and may be paying more than 50 bucks at a tattoo parlor.

    here is the reality I refer to: http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/workl...ork/index.html

    I respect and understand your closed mindedness argument, but certain things you are born into (ie color of your skin and religion), and certain things you choose for yourself...one way to quickly judge a persons character is looking at the decisions they have made.

    by the way, don't get so down on the media...have you heard of Urlacher's Backers? Big mean looking linebaker for the Bears has a barbwire tat on his right bicep? Check out what he does for charity. Of course, he is a linebacker, not a nurse anesthetist.
    Like I said, my tattoos ARE hideable. While I am an idealist, I like to consider myself a practical idealist. You would never see my tattoo at the interview. However, I do respect employers wishes to enforce dress codes. As far as I am concerned, I can show off my tattoo later.
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    Quote from jwk
    You won't like my answer...

    Professionals don't get tattoos. Of course if you want something cute on your butt, where no one else will see it, go right ahead.
    They actually make ink now that is white/clear. You have to look really hard to see it. My friend has one on the inside of her wrist and you have to get within inches to be able to see it.
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    Quote from Crux1024
    I did get the point you were trying to make. Its just that insinuating that people at McDonalds, GM and other such jobs can't be professionals, due to something as trivial as having tattoos,wasn't nice or necessary to the point you were trying to make (IMHO).

    Times are changing. Tattoos are becoming mainstream and more accepted. Employers know this, and with the workforce getting younger, I don't think it'll be a huge deal.

    Its unfortunate that the decision to modify's one's body gives anybody the right to pre-judge them.

    People who work at McDonalds or on the GM line can be professional (adjective) but are not professionals (noun).

    There was a big thread here about this a while back.

    The definition of what constitutes a profession and who is and is not considered a professional is very specific, narrow, and exclusionary.

    Anyway, I think the OP's idea of a latin wrist tattoo that would be hidden by a watch would be kind of cool.


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