Nursing and tattoos - page 22

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  1. by   Angelbethany
    Alright, sorry for bringing up an old topic, but I want to get a tattoo on the side of my foot. Angels wings or something angel-y and I thought I'd see if anyone on here had any ideas. It's my 5th tattoo, so I'm not shy. Post away please!
  2. by   danissa
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    Quote from Angelbethany
    Alright, sorry for bringing up an old topic, but I want to get a tattoo on the side of my foot. Angels wings or something angel-y and I thought I'd see if anyone on here had any ideas. It's my 5th tattoo, so I'm not shy. Post away please!
    OMG..the pain!! seriously, do you have any tats in this area already??? I have one in the small of my back..(Agony!), and another on a cheek, (no, not a face cheek!), which was less painful. Imagine that any on the foot would be v,v sore! Bravery pin to you!!!!
  3. by   Angelbethany
    LOL..well one of mine is on my hipbone, so i can't imagine that it would be TONS worse than that
  4. by   danissa
    did you do the lower back, and if you did, did you find it awful/agony/toecurlingly sore?? Or am I just a really big girlie?
  5. by   Angelbethany
    yea, i did, and i pretty much slept through it LOL...but, everyone has different experiences and different pain thresholds. I know people who have said it was the worst one pain-wise that they've had.
  6. by   Diary/Dairy
    I love my tattos - I have to wear long sleeves at work to cover them up, but I love them and I also like listening to other people's stories about what their tattoos mean.
  7. by   RanieRN
    I only have two, for now anyway as I plan on getting two more. One is upper left chest (hopefully high enough to be minimally affected by that lovely sagging effect as I get older ); it's a half moon and stars, symbolizing the three children I had at the time. The other is a purple flower on my left ankle that I got with my oldest daughter when she turned 18. For the most part, the chest one is covered by scrubs--occasionally it peeps out, but I've never had a patient make a negative comment.

    The two I plan to get will symbolize all 6 kids I have now (my 5 plus a step-daughter) and some sort of celtic symbol. I haven't yet decided where to put them though.
  8. by   georgiagalRN
    I have one..it's on my lower back. It's a purple flower with a vine coming off of it on both sides. It's about 8 inches long. And I absolutely love it. I want to get another one. I'm thinking either on the inside of my left wrist or on the top of my foot. I haven't made up my mind, though. I also have 7 piercings in my ears (4 in the right and 3 in the left). I also have my navel and right nipple pierced. And I have to say that getting my ears pierced hurt worse than the navel or nipple.

    I don't think that having tattoos make you look any less professional. People will see what kind of nurse you are by the care you give them.
  9. by   mirandaleern
    I have 2 tats. One is a sun/moon yinyang on my lower back. The second is a cherub crying by a headstone with the quote "gone from our lives but not from out hearts." I got this one when my father passed away. And since my mom is in poor health, I will get one for her when she passes.
  10. by   mirandaleern
    I went straight from nursing school into the ICU and loved every minute of it. I was there for six years. I left after my father passed away. I just couldn't emotionally stay. Now I am in clinical research and love it just as much. I learn something new everyday.
  11. by   istartcpr
    Tabby- The dolphin picture is awesome! Where was it taken?
  12. by   fleur-de-lis
    Got #3 a few months ago, the Disney character Eeyore on my left outer ankle - covered by scrubs. I am pondering the next one, either a modified yin-yang symbol with the yin and yang made out of horses heads, (not sure where I'll put it, prolly upper arm), or a trio of roses - one red, one yellow, and one peach (which are the colors hubby proposed with :blushkiss) on my wrist with vines wrapping around like a bracelet. It would be small enough that I could cover it with a watch if I wanted or needed to. They are addictive! :wink2:
    Last edit by fleur-de-lis on Jul 22, '07 : Reason: I suck at spellin :)
  13. by   Diary/Dairy
    Yeah tattoos are definitely addictive!! I have 5 and after each of the last 2, I remember thinking, never again. I'm sure the itch will strike me again soon!

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