Body Piercings & Tattoos - page 4

Just curious to know who has tattoos and piercings in places that are visible when at work...is it allowed? Or do you know/work with someone who does? And by piercings I mean tongue studs, lip... Read More

  1. by   Dixen81
    Like I've said in a similar post, everyone is different. Just because some people don't like the appearance of tattoos and multiple peircings doesn't make them wrong. Maybe the younger generation is offended by your hideous beehive hairdo, or your gawky costume jewelry earrings, or your lack of any makeup. I wouldn't reject a nurse's care just because I didn't like her style. That's absolutely rediculous, and it's also being judgmental and prejudiced, which is something we're taught in nursing school NOT to be. That nurse with the visible tatoos and multiple peircings may very well be the best nurse and sweetest person you would ever meet, but you'll never know because you judged them from the cover and rejected them. Shame.
  2. by   Tink RN
    peggysue - :roll
  3. by   chipper
    In clinicals, I had to wear long sleeves to cover the one on the inside of my forearm. I have one on my wrist, I've never tired to cover that up and noone has said anything. At work, I wear a long sleeve cardigan. I do it on my own and have never been told I had too. Wear I work, the people wear their piercings and no one tells them different.
  4. by   LaVorneRN
    Originally posted by peggysue
    Like I've said in a similar post, everyone is different. Just because some people don't like the appearance of tattoos and multiple peircings doesn't make them wrong. Maybe the younger generation is offended by your hideous beehive hairdo, or your gawky costume jewelry earrings, or your lack of any makeup. I wouldn't reject a nurse's care just because I didn't like her style. That's absolutely rediculous, and it's also being judgmental and prejudiced, which is something we're taught in nursing school NOT to be. That nurse with the visible tatoos and multiple peircings may very well be the best nurse and sweetest person you would ever meet, but you'll never know because you judged them from the cover and rejected them. Shame.
    You took the words right out of my mouth. One of the most awesome nurses who took care of me and my husband and also brought me some NCLEX material which was a lifesaver, was clearly "different" uh....flamboyant.....not the norm lifestyle? for lack of better description without being judgmental or insulting. I don't intend to be. He was so attentive to our needs as a married couple suffering on many levels. Not once did I or my husband think that due to his looks we didn't want his care. He turned out to be one of our good friends.
  5. by   inodou
    Originally posted by lunakat
    Ya I have both n*pples done and the same one only your husband can see (if I am getting this right, if not I am a perv :imbar). If this is one you gyno would see to then ya. So if you have one of those and are considering getting your breasts, the one you have already is the most painful. So getting you breasts done is a cake walk. The 2nd one hurst more than the first, only becasue your body know whats coming. Had them done for about 2 yrs. If you have any questions send me a message...
    I have both of my nips pierced and I love them, I am wanting to get the 3rd more private piercing when I have the time and money. I also have one tattoo on my back, it is a small purple butterfly on my shoulder blade. It is only visible if I wear tanktops.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    OW OW OW
  7. by   Shell7280
    I have a tattoo on my lower back, and one on my ankle, both easily covered. I also have my navel pierced which is covered up.

    There was a guy in my nursing class who had tattoos on both his hands, on the backside, very visible. They actually made him put bandages over them at all clinicals. He also had them all over his forearms, so he had to wear long sleeves too.
  8. by   realmean1
    Tatts and piercings, jeezzzz what would Florence think???LMAO
    Personally, have 9 tats. Upper arms covered by scrub top, eagle center of chest can be seen occas., howling wolf back of neck. No hard feedback at work. Have sent ssomefellow employees to our artist. Nothing pierced, couldn't stand the pain! Wife has tatts and bellybutton pierced. If you are a good nurse and treat your pts accordingly, they will not care what you have on. (Personal viewpoint)
  9. by   shodobe
    New policy implemented. No visible tatoos or body piercings allowed. One of the CST has arms tatooed nd he has to cover up with a long sleeved shirt. A few younger girls in the business office have eyebrows and tongue studs and they had to remove them to continue employment. I personally have no problem as long as they are tasteful and not mean spirited.
  10. by   MANDALOU
    I'M A STUDENT NURSE WITH MY TONGUE PIERCED AND SO FAR NO-ONE HAS ASKED ME TO TAKE IT OUT. DON'T KNOW WHAT THE OFFICIAL LINE IS ON IT, I'M JUST HOPING THAT I CAN KEEP IT FOR A BIT LONGER!
  11. by   Moonshimme19
    I currently have 15 body piercings....3 facial (off center lip piercings and my nostril), my tongue, both my nipples, and 4 ear piercings in my left ear (anti-tragus, conch, ear lobe, and my tragus) and 5 piercings in my right ear( tragus, ear lobe, conch ,and an industrial, which is two piercings that are connected with one piece of jewerly).

    I do plan to remove, some, for nursing school, not all, because some can be easily concealed.

    My mom is also a nurse, went with me for all my piercings, except nipples, a two of my ear piercings. I do have one tattoo on my ankle. My job, as a Community Living Instructor with mentally and physically handicapped children, does allow piercings, so I do wear all of mine. The parents that do visit our kids see and know about my modifications, and joke around with me. I do, also work with nurses (home I work with have 24 hour nursing) and they all don't have a problem, but do tell that some will have to go, when nursing school arrives.
    Last edit by Moonshimme19 on Sep 25, '03
  12. by   kids
    8 tattoos: back, deltoids, thighs, calves...all coverable with scrubs except a small heart on my right hand, their "discrete placement isn't/wasn't intentional, is just where they ended up.

    12 piercings: ears (4/5), nose, tongue, nipple.

    I have only worked in 1 position (MDS Co-ord) that had a problem with me. My first week on the job they asked me to remove the tongue an nose. I said no (I had all both in at the interview). I worked for them for 2 years.
  13. by   MarcusKspn
    I had a tounge ring before I went to nursing school. Took it out when we started clinicals. I really wasn't told by anybody that I had to take it out, it was just a personal choise. I'm pretty sloopy in my personal live, but I am very picky about displaying a professional appearance at work. I also have a tattoo on my upper right arm. I got the winged rod with the snakes on my arm to represent my love for nursing, it is placed over an open book to symbolize the hours of learning and knowledge that we have to go through to become nurses.

    I'm just very picky about looking profesional when it comes to myself. Never tell anybody else that they don't look profesional. I believe it is up to everybody to decide for themself how they want to present themself and the profession of nursing.

    PS: sometimes I even like to wear my white scrubs

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