Nursing and tattoos - page 10

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  1. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Quote from Moscow
    Many people who are religious find them offensive. Employers either refuse to hire or resort to passing editorial criticism on the content.

    You cant please everyone now can you

    But you know what - there are more and more people getting tattooed, pierced, branded and scarred and the world (religious people and employers and whoever else) just better get used to it

    I completely understand not having piercings that will get in the way in work - but not to offend people, I dont think in the Bible it says "Thou shalt not have piercings and tattoos" (but if someone can find that quote for me I'd love it)
  2. by   SugarMagnolia
    I have a ring of flowers with a little frog in the middle on my right outer ankle & I have my nose pierced, I wear a tiny gold stud in it. I also have many earrings in my left ear. Thus far, I haven't freaked anyone out. Pam
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Moscow
    Many people who are religious find them offensive. Employers either refuse to hire or resort to passing editorial criticism on the content.
    Taking myself as an example with my belly ring, and future ankle tattoo, this is my stance on it: unless my shirt's over my head, and i'm not wearing any socks at work, the tattoo and belly ring are no anyone's business.
  4. by   Yellow Rose RN
    I don't have one yet, but plan on getting one in the near future. When my nursing class graduated, several of my classmates got together and went to get the same tattoo. It is a stethescope in the shape of a heart with R.N. in the middle... it is very cute and tastefully done. I want a butterfly on my ankle and it will be symbolic to me as the freedom I have acheived after graduating nursing school. I am a single mom of 5 wonderful children and had to sacrifice a lot to attend school.... I can't wait.
  5. by   nursursie
    [B]No i don't have one-I do not really care if another nurse does as long as it is concealed.
  6. by   Angela Mac
    Yes, on my left deltoid, when I was 18 and stupid.
    I keep it covered with band-aids and hope to have it removed someday.
    IGNORANCE IS BLISS
  7. by   anutmeg
    i have two tattoos, one on my thigh and one on my boob. i do regret getting the one on my boob i wish i got it somewhere else. however, it is covered with my scrubs.
  8. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    I think having them removed is too costly and far too painful than just sitting back and keeping a small tattoo
  9. by   busykim
    Quote from Jrnalist2RNinOR
    I think having them removed is too costly and far too painful than just sitting back and keeping a small tattoo
    I worked for a laser specialist for 4 years before quitting to go back to school for RN. I did laser tattoo removal (and hair removal). You wouldn't believe all the stories I heard while removing tattoo's. The average time patient's would come in for removal was approx. 2 years after being inked. Obviously I only dealt with people that wanted them off. The most common tattoo's we removed were roses, butterflies, and names! It depends on where the tattoo is located, how much ink was used, how deep injected etc. that determines the pain factor. As far as the cost it again depended on size and color of tattoo. We would never recommend covering a "bad" tattoo with more ink as many people still want it off- and then removing it becomes more difficult. I used to take pre-op/post-op photo's of tattoo's and thought how fun it would be to publish a color coffee table book (with permission, I know HIPPA) of pictures/stories about tattoo's, and title it "What was I thinking?"
    Oh well, tattoo's are popular and sure will keep the Doc's I worked for very busy.
  10. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Yeah I think butterflies, though pretty are a little on the common side...
  11. by   blueiwahine
    The stethoscope tattoo sounds really cute. A bunch of my nursing class wants to get something neat when we graduate..Figure we need something to symbolize all the hard work we've done...but that won't happen till Dec 05.

    Mother of 5...girlfriend I'm really proud of you...I can only imagine the sacrifices you have done for nursing school... but I know it couldn't be easy...I don't have any children, just a husband and dog and somedays I think I can't survive one more day of all the nursing school crap.

    blueiwahine in Tx.





    Quote from txnurse2b
    I don't have one yet, but plan on getting one in the near future. When my nursing class graduated, several of my classmates got together and went to get the same tattoo. It is a stethescope in the shape of a heart with R.N. in the middle... it is very cute and tastefully done. I want a butterfly on my ankle and it will be symbolic to me as the freedom I have acheived after graduating nursing school. I am a single mom of 5 wonderful children and had to sacrifice a lot to attend school.... I can't wait.
  12. by   blueiwahine
    Forgot to say ...I have 3 tattoos...a plumeria band around my left ankle....Honu turtle on my lower back....hibisicus armband around my right arm. Love the tropical theme...plus that's sorta my dream to move to Maui when I graduate Nursing school. (Keeping my fingers crossed that I win the lottery in the mean time)

    These were all souvenirs from my trips to Maui...Hubby & I try to get one everytime we go...but unfortunately the last time I went my tattoo artist moved back to Texas...so now I have to find a new one. Hubby thinks I have enought but they kinda get addictive once you get one. So guess I have to wait till I graduate to get another one. All my tats can be covered by scrubs...

    I don't have a problem with anyone who has them or wants them. Hey! if it's something you really want go for it. I wanted one since I was 18 but was always scared of the pain...then I got my belly button pierced in 94 and first tat in 98.

    Deb
  13. by   Yellow Rose RN
    Deb,
    Thanks for the compliment. Sometimes nursing school can really seem overwhelming for anyone! I know there were days when I thought that I just couldn't take anymore..... but really, looking back now that I have graduated, the time really passed very quickly. Hang in there and good luck to you!

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