Nursing and tattoos - page 20

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  1. by   KellNY
    We have a great ER RN (he just got employee of the month, which is no small honor in this HUGE teaching hospital). He's got tribal work from his neck down both arms, and who knows where else.
  2. by   deehaverrn
    I would NEVER. For one thing the Bible is against it, I know its the old testament but still. And yes, I do try to follow the Bible teachings old fashioned as that may be. Secondly, I can't imagine wanting to have something so permanant. Its not like you can take it off when you're tired of it. I change my hairstyle (not the color although its trying to change itself to gray), I change my makeup, I wear different clothes,....why would I want to wear anything for the rest of my life? And especially if it hurts to do it.Third, I just don't get it at all. Especially ones with names (of boyfriends and stuff that you could end up hating), or crude ones (like the penis and stuff), or trendy things (like tribal tatoos,) that go out of style, or chinese characters(when you don't really know chinese and it sometimes turns out that what is says is not what you meant it too...if you want to say something like courage..just write courage in plain english!!) And why is it that people seem to be addicted to them..like if they have one they have to get more?
    I also don't understand the whole piercing thing, but usually that is temporary, although I have seen people with permanant ear cartilage damage who later had to have plastic surgery when it didn't fit with their professional image. And it is pretty amusing, when after childbirth, that belly button ring is no where near the umbilicus!
    But hey, if its not hurting anyone, whatever floats your boat, honey!
  3. by   KellNY
    And why is it that people seem to be addicted to them..like if they have one they have to get more?
    Because a lot of people who get them, like them.

    I wanted something permanent, not something that can be changed or "taken off' like hair color or makeup. I've had my 1st one since I was 18 and not for a second do I regret it.

    I have two right now a name (lol) on my arm and a heart kind of thing with Kanji writing in it (commonly called "Chinese letters", lol) on my hip. I didn't get it written in plain English for 2 main reasons-#1 It's meaning is personal to me and I don't want anyone who sees it to know what it means. I pick and choose who I explain it to. #2 There was no room to write the meaning. One character takes up less space and holds up better in a smaller area than does a full word.

    Getting my 3rd next month, and will get my 4th (in what you might consider a crude area-my pubic bone under where the pubic hair would be) in about a year. I'll also get one of my son's zodia sign or something, as well as for any future children I have. I also have my nose pierced.

    I respect that you don't want a tattoo, just trying to help you understand why others would.
  4. by   codebrown
    Got mine while in the Navy (don't all sailors?) On my right thigh, where the skin doesn't sag as much, and it can be covered easily. BTW- it is a heart with wings
  5. by   gapeach674
    I LOVE my tattoos. They are hidden when on duty. I feel having a tattoo allows me to relate to my teen patients when the topic comes up because I'm speaking from experience!
  6. by   sugah-dumplin
    I love tattoos!!! I have seven of them. I want to get about 5 more (they are very addicting!!) They are all hidden when I wear my scrubs. The only one that you can see is a little strawberry that I have on the left side of my neck; the only time you see that one is if I am wearing short hair!!
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    I personally am a wuss when it comes to pain so I will probably never consent to a tattoo. Plus the whole blood-borne pathogen thing kind of gives me the willies. (I know they're supposed to use clean needles and all but still...)
  8. by   shameless74
    I have 3 tattoos. One is around my wrist and includes my daughter's name and some hearts she drew. I get many compliments during my day from staff and patients alike. I think if they are in good taste and not huge, they are ok.
  9. by   arita2
    Quote from gwenith
    Tattoos I don't mind - wouldn't get one but I don't mind them. Can't say the same for body piercings though - especially those in and around the mouth. I just can't stop staring at the rotten thing and it annoys me because I usually like to watch someones eyes when they are talking to me. Can't help it! I find myself focusing on the istud/ring whatever rather than the person's face.

    Tattoos, even facial tatoos such as Mouri's have is no problem for me.
    I totally agree! Nice to see someone else has the same opinion of them that I do.

    :smilecoffeecup:
  10. by   BmtTXLVN
    I have both arms fully sleeved. Been Nursing for three years now and so far have not had anyone freak out or refuse care from me. When i first started nursing i thought the older generation would not except it very well but to my astonishment its the younger crowd i get the odd looks from. I love my tattoos and would not change a thing.
  11. by   KellNY
    bmt-I'm LOL at your avitar!:roll
  12. by   Kashia
    Two!
    One from my 30th birthday above my heart , a rose.
    Second at L hip, done with my entire graduating class and our professor on our last rotation....is was wild wonderful and a very cool memory. Our teacher got the biggest of all, Chinese symbol meaning empowerment right on her ass- upper right side almost hip area
    doesn't get better than that!
  13. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from Kashia
    Two!
    One from my 30th birthday above my heart , a rose.
    Second at L hip, done with my entire graduating class and our professor on our last rotation....is was wild wonderful and a very cool memory. Our teacher got the biggest of all, Chinese symbol meaning empowerment right on her ass- upper right side almost hip area
    doesn't get better than that!
    That is hilarious! How big was your graduating class?

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