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Help: Tattoo Ideas!!

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  tattooednurse profile page
    #1 1
    first congrats on becoming a sleeper I have a caduceus on my calf that I got when I graduated nursing school.
  4. Visit  skipaway profile page
    #2 1
    Morpheus is the God of Dreams.

    St. Rene is the patron saint of anesthetists.


    congrats btw.
  5. Visit  jwk profile page
    #3 7
    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!!!
    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.

    Yes, I know you want to "express yourself". Like it or not, visible tattoos, whether you think they're cute or not, give the appearance of being less than a professional. You're not working on the line at GM or flipping burgers at McDonalds.
  6. Visit  cherrysky profile page
    #4 0
    WOW!!! Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm really happy for you, hopefully I will soon join your ranks!


    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
  7. Visit  Crux1024 profile page
    #5 15
    Quote from jwk
    You're not working on the line at GM or flipping burgers at McDonalds.
    I dont think that was necessary,...
  8. Visit  SRNA11 profile page
    #6 7
    i appreciate the for comment... however, the tattoo will be completely covered by a watch when i am working. actually i know a number of fabulous surgeons, doctors, and anesthesia professionals (and i work at a very highly ranked and elite hospital) that have visible tattoos and I truly don't think patients think they are unprofessional because of it. I think your comment was a bit harsh and unwarrented.
  9. Visit  stanman1968 profile page
    #7 3
    The best tatoo is the INVISIBLE kind, the one that only you can see, it is cheaper and if you grow out of it you can just forget it.
  10. Visit  jwk profile page
    #8 0
    Quote from Crux1024
    I dont think that was necessary,...
    And I don't think you got the point I was trying to make.

    I met a girl yesterday interested in medical school. She was observing in the OR. She had a large floral tattoo covering the back of her hand and flowing around her wrist - no way to hide it - and VERY noticable from just shaking hands. Like it or not, agree with it or not, admit it or not, she is not going to be taken nearly as seriously as a girl with comparable education and credentials and no visible tattoos.

    I'll give you another example that was the talk of the OR - or at least it was for American Idol fans. The girl with the giant arm tattoos and the husband with the hideous facial tattoos (total idiot). You think those tattoos had anything to do with her not going farther in the competition? Most people I know do.
  11. Visit  Atheos profile page
    #9 12
    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.

    Yes, I know you want to "express yourself". Like it or not, visible tattoos, whether you think they're cute or not, give the appearance of being less than a professional. You're not working on the line at GM or flipping burgers at McDonalds.
    Professionals don't get tattoos??? Professionals don't judge people...

    This isn't 1953. Welcome to 2008!!!
  12. Visit  Crux1024 profile page
    #10 3
    Quote from jwk
    And I don't think you got the point I was trying to make.

    I met a girl yesterday interested in medical school. She was observing in the OR. She had a large floral tattoo covering the back of her hand and flowing around her wrist - no way to hide it - and VERY noticable from just shaking hands. Like it or not, agree with it or not, admit it or not, she is not going to be taken nearly as seriously as a girl with comparable education and credentials and no visible tattoos.

    I'll give you another example that was the talk of the OR - or at least it was for American Idol fans. The girl with the giant arm tattoos and the husband with the hideous facial tattoos (total idiot). You think those tattoos had anything to do with her not going farther in the competition? Most people I know do.

    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.

  13. Visit  smileyRn96 profile page
    #11 1
    How about dandrites wrapped around your arm kinda like the celtic pieces that were very popular a few years ago. Have them touch head (cell body)to tail(axon), you could break the chain to insert a word.
    -Smiley
  14. Visit  jwk profile page
    #12 2
    Quote from Stanley-RN2B
    Professionals don't get tattoos??? Professionals don't judge people...

    This isn't 1953. Welcome to 2008!!!
    Quote from Crux1024

    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.
    As indicated in my original response to the OP, "you won't like my answer".

    Professionals should look professional. That's why you still see docs wearing coat and tie or white jackets. That's why Yoga, who used to frequent this forum, insisted that the CRNA's working for her wear business attire to work, not jeans or shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops.

    The OP, SRNA11, has now stepped up a level on the "professional scale", and IMHO, needs to look the part. I'm not saying those that already have tattoos shouldn't be hired - but if you don't have one already, at least think about your appearance to your patients and how that might affect their perception of you.

    When you went for your job interview, didn't you dress up a little? Perception and first impressions are EVERYTHING. When I interview someone, I want to know that the patients in our practice (or the OR staff and surgeons) are not going to be offended or put off by the appearance of one of our anesthetists. If two of you come for an interview at my practice with equal credentials otherwise and pleasant enough personality - one with jeans, polo shirt, big funky looking arm tattoo and nose stud - and the other in coat and tie, who do you think an EMPLOYER might want to hire more? The one who has enough common sense to take the time to LOOK PROFESSIONAL.

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