Nursing and body piercings - page 4

Do you believe hospital administration has the right to prohibit wearing tongue piercings or multiple ear piercings while on duty?... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    She handled that very well.
  2. by   happystudent
    Whats A "low rent nurse"?
  3. by   jstanrs
    Quote from Alnamvet
    Perhaps you have a problem with adversity...my posts have made it clear....you may be trashy, but in no way does that impact the standard of care...you won't be part of my circle of friends or family if you are "trashy", but I will care for you like family. Is that so difficult a concept? A healthcare provider's job is not to approve or disapprove...a patient may look and behave like a neo-nazi, but my job is to take care of the pr**k; I may not agree with his/her racism, but that problem needs to be dealt with outside of the health care arena. So lighten' up child...just accept the fact that I have major issues with tats and piercings...issues that I will not deal with, 'cause I ain't gonna change my mind.
    A problem with 'adversity'? Please explain that; I define 'adversity' as hardship or misfortune. Do you mean 'diversity', as in difference or variety? All I know is that I'm not calling anyone trashy or a pr**k. I believe that what you have major issues with is acceptance, or lack thereof. One can accept without approving or agreeing; however, it does tend to preclude derogatory remarks, particularly those that target character versus behavior. Unfortunately, I have little doubt that you ain't gonna change your mind.
  4. by   iliel
    Alnamvet...there is a difference between a person who has the N word tatooed on him and some one who has a flower..don't you think? Also, how can you sit there and call everyone who has a tat trashy when you don't even know these ppl? It's like assuming I'm a stripper since I live in Vegas or assuming a male nurse couldn't make it as a Dr. You are discriminating against ppl and maybe it dosn't come off that way in your care but how do you really know? For all you know there maybe someone in your circle that has a tat that you can't see but is afraid to tell you for fear you would think they are trashy? Also, how would you like it if I found out something about you and called you trashy or your loved ones trashy, low class, low rent?
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from iliel
    Alnamvet...there is a difference between a person who has the N word tatooed on him and some one who has a flower..don't you think? Also, how can you sit there and call everyone who has a tat trashy when you don't even know these ppl? It's like assuming I'm a stripper since I live in Vegas or assuming a male nurse couldn't make it as a Dr. You are discriminating against ppl and maybe it dosn't come off that way in your care but how do you really know? For all you know there maybe someone in your circle that has a tat that you can't see but is afraid to tell you for fear you would think they are trashy? Also, how would you like it if I found out something about you and called you trashy or your loved ones trashy, low class, low rent?
    VERY well said!!
  6. by   Alnamvet
    Quote from mjs
    A problem with 'adversity'? Please explain that; I define 'adversity' as hardship or misfortune. Do you mean 'diversity', as in difference or variety? All I know is that I'm not calling anyone trashy or a pr**k. I believe that what you have major issues with is acceptance, or lack thereof. One can accept without approving or agreeing; however, it does tend to preclude derogatory remarks, particularly those that target character versus behavior. Unfortunately, I have little doubt that you ain't gonna change your mind.
    I meant adversity since I am of the opposing position...it seems that the right to self expression is OK only when one agrees with you, or is it limited when one disagrees with you? AND, I suggest you refrain from false accusations, since I did not single out any member and call them trashy or a p***k. :stone ...so please mind your manners :angryfire
  7. by   iliel
    the right to expression is always OK, even if I agree with it or not. A tat on someone dosn't harm you or me in any way. and while you may not think you've singled out any single member by calling them trashy, you have singled out all the memeber who have tats.
  8. by   nurse 4 christ
    I would have to say that multiple piercings are ok only in the ear. the tungue is questionable? but eye brow piercings and lip are out of the question. and also believe that the ear rings sould be studs and not long dangling pieces that a pt can rip out. I have been around some very strong confused pt's and they will grab and pull them out if able to reach them. so for your own safety studs only and no other piercings in site if the pt.
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from Alnamvet
    I meant adversity since I am of the opposing position..
    Is the word perhaps "adversarial(?sp)"?

    As unnecessarily defiling the human body is considered wrong by my spiritual beliefs, I do not pierce or tattoo anything. I have my own personal biases regarding tattoos/piercings. But those biases stay with my home/personal life, and do not enter into the work arena. I may not date them, but I can respect their abilities at work.

    I personally do not think that jewelry should be worn/in view at work (I usually work Onco/BMT/ID units). That means ANY jewelry! And the reason has to with infection control/injury issues. But that is my belief (yes, you could wear your wedding ring, on a chain under your shirt) and I cannot force it on anyone.

    Yes, people use tattoos and piercings to make points about themselves. So do those that have 4 inch fingernails, dayglow thongs under white scrubs, and my favorite, those that wear 5 gold neck chains, rings on every finger, 8 bracelets, 4 ankle chains and 5 pairs of earrings. We may not like the message, but it is to the employer to regulate it, not to us. And if that message is so important to you that you would risk your employment status, that is your perogative.
  10. by   hogan4736
    Quote from alk3rainbow
    Yes because it makes some patients uncomfortable, and I'm sure its a lot easier to work with a patient that trusts you rather then one that you make nervous. If you are going to be a professional, dress professionally.

    My being a male makes some patients uncomfortable...Get over it...It's the person, not the adornments (or appendages)
  11. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    [QUOTE=caroladybelle]Is the word perhaps "adversarial(?sp)"?

    As unnecessarily defiling the human body is considered wrong by my spiritual beliefs, I do not pierce or tattoo anything.QUOTE]

    That's why I like this shirt....

    http://www.bmeshop.com/images/ztgimod.jpg


    but we all can have our views now cant we
  12. by   indigo
    I am a student nurse, old enough to be the grandmother of some of you. I got a nose piercing and a tattoo about a year ago. I must say I love the look on me. I wear a little tiny stud in my nose and my tattoo is small and tasteful (a japanese character meaning love and compassion) and in a not-too-conspicuous spot.

    My nursing program prohibits body piercings, so I wear a clear plastic plug thingy on clinical days so you really can't see it at all. I got the piercing knowing that I would probably have to disguise it when I am at school or work. That's OK with me. I believe eventually it'll be no big deal, but some of you are right, it may be disturbing to an elder and that's not something I want to do. I don't want to create any barriers between me and a patient. When I am off work, I am free to wear it and that's fine.

    Let's not look at someone with a piercing and judge them as trashy though! I am a respectful woman, I have three loving children, I get all As in school and I am planning a fulfilling career as a registered nurse. I have a nose piercing too. That's just me.

    Keep loving each other....
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My concern on the piercings is along the lines of the pt. getting ahold and taking a big yank. Not for looks.

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