Nurses and tattoos - page 2

Hello, I have a question for nurses, nursing students, anyone....What is the story with nurses having tattoos, are they allowed? are there any special rules? I have a small tattoo on my left inner... Read More

  1. by   YCAussie
    Alright, sorry to bring this up again, but I am considering getting a second tattoo on my right wrist, same size and everything...but I can't exactly wear two watches to cover that one up too....any thoughts? should I wait until I actually start nursing school, or do you all think it won't matter too much?
  2. by   UK2USA
    Quote from YCAussie
    Alright, sorry to bring this up again, but I am considering getting a second tattoo on my right wrist, same size and everything...but I can't exactly wear two watches to cover that one up too....any thoughts? should I wait until I actually start nursing school, or do you all think it won't matter too much?
    I would be hesitant to have it done whilst in school unless you can guarantee that it will have ealed by the time you are on a clinical placement. Once it has healed you won't have anything to worry about. Out of interest what is the tattoo?
  3. by   YCAussie
    I was planning on getting "Never give up" in chinese characters on my right inner wrist. As I posted before, my left wrist has swirlies holding a heart with a cross in it. I've wanted these chinese characters for a while now, even before i got my first tattoo, but the artist i went to didn't seem to comfortable with chinese characters. Now that I have a good artist that I like, I would like to go back and get the characters on my other wrist. I'm mainly concerned about getting a job..I'm afraid that the hospital i may work for won't allow tattoos to be visible, and it would be somewhat difficult to hide both tattoos on my wrists (the one on my left wrist can be hidden by a watch). Can nurses wear long sleeve shirts? more specifically neonatal nurses? and nursing students?
  4. by   nursesherry
    Quote from zenman
    I've got 2 tattoos and planning on getting "DNR" on my chest with my signature!
    that's cute
  5. by   eirthjona
    YCAussie
    why put it on your wrist? If you do and people have a problem then you can eather put a wide leather wrist band on or a bandaid. In Neonates you might not want to wear something long they keep those rooms warm and babys do wonderful things to clothing also most uniforms I have seen dont have long sleaves.
    Last edit by eirthjona on Apr 13, '04
  6. by   YCAussie
    I already have one on my wrist that I got about a month ago. It is on my left wrist, so I was planning on wearing a watch to cover that one. I was just hesitant to get one on the other wrist since it will be more difficult to hide..(can't exactly wear two watches) I think I might wait until I start college this fall and see what my nursing school's policy is with the tattoos, and also, the policies of the hospitals in the city. Thanks for responding.

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