Nursing and tattoos - page 27

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  1. by   nursejenni08BSN
    I have 3, 2 on my back, 1 on my stomach.... I forget they are there sometimes...and with scubs on no one knows they are there
  2. by   NurseExec
    I have four, and wish that I could remove all but three. If I'd known then, what I know now....

    I never dreamed I'd be a nurse, and got three of the four in my early twenties. Two of them are just plain ugly, LOL, made so by the years that have gone by. One of them is nice, but why did I think unicorns were cool back then? It's huge, on one shoulder blade.

    The only one I love (and can't cover, thank god) is a black tribal type armband on my left bicep. It's very delicate, and I got it for my 40th birthday. Everyone that I work with (even the regional managment company folks) has complimented me on it, and don't seem to have an issue with it.

    But, I still wear a lab coat when the state surveyors show up, just for appearances, LOL!
  3. by   Iam46yearsold
    I'm 46 years old, and I am extensively and I should say expensively tattooed.The tattoos on my neck are pretty much covered by my hair. I wear a lab coat at work, not to hide my very visible arm tats, but because I like those extra pockets. A burn nurse calculated that I have tattoos on 47 percent of my body. Most are kept covered at work. However when in public, I love for my tats to be visible. I'm proud of them. I wear them proudly. I love all the looks I get. Very enjoyable.

    I haven't even talked about my piercings, but that is another thread, I guess.
    Last edit by Iam46yearsold on Aug 27, '08 : Reason: typo error
  4. by   ambil
    I'm not a fan of tatoos, but to each his own. I'm just afraid that many, many individuals are going to regret it down the road. Don't forget that it's "IN" now, a fad that is being gobbled up by the masses, like so many other things which have come and gone. We're supposed to shave our bodies from top to bottom, wear piercings and cover our skin with tatoos. Believe me, in a few years many of these "fads" will have lost their appeal. At least two of the three aren't permanent!!:smackingf
  5. by   Atheos
    Quote from ambil
    IDon't forget that it's "IN" now, a fad that is being gobbled up by the masses, like so many other things which have come and gone.


    "Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. tzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BC, was found in the tz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle."


    If by 'now' you mean 6000-7000 years then sure, it's just a fad... Oops, apparently they think he was what are to be considered ear piercings as well...

    Tattooing has been around longer than every major religion AND society currently in existence...
  6. by   ambil
    Quote from Stanley-RN2B


    "Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. tzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BC, was found in the tz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle."


    If by 'now' you mean 6000-7000 years then sure, it's just a fad... Oops, apparently they think he was what are to be considered ear piercings as well...

    Tattooing has been around longer than every major religion AND society currently in existence...
    Thanks for all the fun facts mister smarty pants-ha. But I stick to my guns when I say that it is also a current fad for our society today, be it in the states or throughout europe. When I see a native of austrial for example with tatoo I find it really cool. It fits their culture and heritage. But when I see all the young people running out and spending money on tatoos just so that they can be one of the gang, well, it just doesn't fit in my opinion. It was never a part of the american culture until it became the latest fad, get what I mean? I bet in a few years things will calm down a bit, that's until the next fad rolls us over!
  7. by   Atheos
    Quote from ambil
    Thanks for all the fun facts mister smarty pants-ha. But I stick to my guns when I say that it is also a current fad for our society today, be it in the states or throughout europe. When I see a native of austrial for example with tatoo I find it really cool. It fits their culture and heritage. But when I see all the young people running out and spending money on tatoos just so that they can be one of the gang, well, it just doesn't fit in my opinion. It was never a part of the american culture until it became the latest fad, get what I mean? I bet in a few years things will calm down a bit, that's until the next fad rolls us over!
    That's why advise 'hideable' tattoos...
  8. by   NurseDianne
    LOL, I posted about my tats 5 years ago, still have them, still love them. If my husband didn't mind I would get more. He's totally not into them. Plan on at least having them recolored when I get back home.
  9. by   ambil
    Quote from Iam46yearsold
    I'm 46 years old, and I am extensively and I should say expensively tattooed.The tattoos on my neck are pretty much covered by my hair. I wear a lab coat at work, not to hide my very visible arm tats, but because I like those extra pockets. A burn nurse calculated that I have tattoos on 47 percent of my body. Most are kept covered at work. However when in public, I love for my tats to be visible. I'm proud of them. I wear them proudly. I love all the looks I get. Very enjoyable.

    I haven't even talked about my piercings, but that is another thread, I guess.
    I hope I'm not being rude when I say I just don't understand why so many people want to be looked at because of their tatoos. In a way it seems to be a mild way of provoking others? Some people think they look neat and others think they look demented. I just don't know why a person wants to be stared at in the first place I guess. In any case a person with lots of tatoos sure is an attention getter:weathersunsmall:.
  10. by   bossynurse101
    Quote from ambil
    I hope I'm not being rude when I say I just don't understand why so many people want to be looked at because of their tatoos. In a way it seems to be a mild way of provoking others? Some people think they look neat and others think they look demented. I just don't know why a person wants to be stared at in the first place I guess. In any case a person with lots of tatoos sure is an attention getter:weathersunsmall:.
    And what's wrong with attention? For me, (i have chinese symbols that read "cat karma" on the side of my neck) my tats are a statement that say to the world "this is me, take it or leave it" almost rebellion in nature. In fact, when tatooing got popular, I was a little dismayed. But - it is ok to be different AND to have different POV.
  11. by   Atheos
    Quote from ambil
    I hope I'm not being rude when I say I just don't understand why so many people want to be looked at because of their tatoos. In a way it seems to be a mild way of provoking others? Some people think they look neat and others think they look demented. I just don't know why a person wants to be stared at in the first place I guess. In any case a person with lots of tatoos sure is an attention getter:weathersunsmall:.
    Um, getting tattoos is not about attention. Yeah, some silly people do it for attention. The people with tons of tattoos are artists.

    I rarely show my tattoos, they are for me alone. Reminders of who I am, where I cam from and what I have been through. No where in there is To get attention...
  12. by   Jarnaes
    I have lots of tattoos, to include one full sleeve, and I plan to get even more. You only live once, so make it all that it can be. No regrets, no remorse.
  13. by   Iam46yearsold
    Quote from ambil
    I hope I'm not being rude when I say I just don't understand why so many people want to be looked at because of their tatoos. In a way it seems to be a mild way of provoking others? Some people think they look neat and others think they look demented. I just don't know why a person wants to be stared at in the first place I guess. In any case a person with lots of tatoos sure is an attention getter:weathersunsmall:.
    Yes,I am an attention getter. Having tattoos and piercings gets me even more attention. I do love the attention. But I would get attention even if I didn't have the tats and piercings. They just show who and what I am and can be. Some even show where my beliefs and tendencies. With me everything is visible, they are part of what I am.

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