Help: Tattoo Ideas!!

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    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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    first congrats on becoming a sleeper I have a caduceus on my calf that I got when I graduated nursing school.
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    Morpheus is the God of Dreams.

    St. Rene is the patron saint of anesthetists.


    congrats btw.
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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!!!
    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.
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    WOW!!! Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm really happy for you, hopefully I will soon join your ranks!


    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
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    Quote from jwk
    You're not working on the line at GM or flipping burgers at McDonalds.
    I dont think that was necessary,...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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.

    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!!!


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