Nursing and tattoos - page 6

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  1. by   pilatesRN
    If I could have a tatto for 5 years that would wear off after that I would consider it. I just don't want to commit to something for a lifetime that I may grow to dislike later. If I were to get a tattoo it would be in a place covered by my scrubs.:chuckle

    PliatesRN

    Quote from TeleNurse_02
    I have four tattoos, all of which are covered while in scrubs. I have dolphins around my left ankle, a butterfly on the small of my back, a dolphin jumping over my naval, and a gecko on my shoulder.
  2. by   Stephanie_83
    I have 6 tattoos. My favorite is the angel that covers my left shoulder blade. I plan on getting a couple more in the near future. All of the tattoos I have gotten have a personal meaning to me.
  3. by   pilatesRN
    If I was 20 years old I probably would consider a tattoo. I like to walk down the beach with my kids and let them adorn me, not my tattoos that I got when I was a younger. If they could give me a temporary tattoo that would be fine.

    Quote from Stephanie_83
    I have 6 tattoos. My favorite is the angel that covers my left shoulder blade. I plan on getting a couple more in the near future. All of the tattoos I have gotten have a personal meaning to me.
  4. by   missmercy
    Had an OB patient who had a kazillion! And multiple peircings -- everywhere! Her OB was away when she come in in labor and whe had the doc on call-- who had never seen her before. You should have seen his face!!! We, the OB crew, knew her ( was in w/ premature labor LOTS) and knew that Doc V was extremely conservative and easily thrown. TOO FUNNY! He did do well through the delivery, but kept saying "I have never seen so many tatoos in my life!...Did you SEE all those tattoos?! Did you SEE all those tattoos?! Wouldn't that hut?! SOme of those tattoos were in some delicate spots - don't you think? Did you SEE all those tattoos?!" Poor guy. :chuckle
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    Quote from missmercy
    Had an OB patient who had a kazillion! And multiple peircings -- everywhere! Her OB was away when she come in in labor and whe had the doc on call-- who had never seen her before. You should have seen his face!!! We, the OB crew, knew her ( was in w/ premature labor LOTS) and knew that Doc V was extremely conservative and easily thrown. TOO FUNNY! He did do well through the delivery, but kept saying "I have never seen so many tatoos in my life!...Did you SEE all those tattoos?! Did you SEE all those tattoos?! Wouldn't that hut?! SOme of those tattoos were in some delicate spots - don't you think? Did you SEE all those tattoos?!" Poor guy. :chuckle
    LMAO!!!
  6. by   vwgirl
    Quote from NewEngland-RN
    OUCH!
    A coworker once told she performed a physical on a woman who had a large tattoo of a penis and a mans name on her back.She didnt have the nerve to ask about it but felt the dimensions were probably not correct!

    Happy weekend!!

    Fast Eddie...[/QUOTE]

    I took care of a patient that actually had a tattoo of an ejaculating penis on her chest. I had to laugh when I was trying to help her learn to breastfeed and figured out what it was! I have four tattoos: a heart with the man in the moon on my right breast, a pair of hearts with my two kids' names in them on my right upper arm (my husband says it makes me look like Popeye the sailor man), the NA symbol on my lower back, and my beloved green VW bus on my right thigh. The bus one hurt the most, BTW. On on the back, almost not at all.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I took care of a patient that actually had a tattoo of an ejaculating penis on her chest. I had to laugh when I was trying to help her learn to breastfeed and figured out what it was!
    Why the HECK would someone want that permanently on their skin???
  8. by   jenrninmi
    No tatoos but have a naval ring.
  9. by   vwgirl
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    Why the HECK would someone want that permanently on their skin???
    I can only hope she was under the influence of a mind-altering substance at the time! I remember that she had some explanation for it, but it was not memorable enough for me to remember what it was.
  10. by   JustJulesy
    I have 3 tattoos, one is a tulip, one is the letter S which are both on my abdomen, and the third is a lifeline with foot prints walking along it on my arm which is mostly covered up by my scrubs unless i am doing something that i require lifting my arm or something of the sort....many patients have noticed it and love it.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from vwgirl
    I can only hope she was under the influence of a mind-altering substance at the time! I remember that she had some explanation for it, but it was not memorable enough for me to remember what it was.
    There aren't enough drugs in the world to get me that high.
  12. by   EarthChild1130
    I have several...dolphins swimming around my right ankle, an Irish sun on my right arm, a cat on my left, and I'm getting at LEAST 4 more, and they are now/will be in places that can be covered while I'm working...Now as a student I obviously haven't had much experience in how patients react to them but when I was a waitress at a restaurant here in town, a guest saw the bottom edge of the sun on my arm and requested a new server...she said she didn't want 'some punk chick with that crap waiting on me' (her exact words)...LOLOL!!
  13. by   camay1221_RN
    Quote from jadednurse
    I toyed with the idea a few times but just couldn't get the image out of my head: me, female, at age 80, with tatoos on my wrinkled, sagging, droopy old-person skin. Kind of ruined the glamour for me!:chuckle


    when I was getting my tattoo ankle!!:chuckle I also wish I knew at that time, that some day I will have one of my childen say to me, "Well Mom, you have one...!"
    I haven't gotten there yet, but my four year old daughter just loves the fish on mama's ankle, so I can see her being the one to say it!

    I have two small tropical fish on my right ankle.

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