Nursing and tattoos - page 9

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  1. by   Omunique~
    i have 9 tattoo's all together, covering from head to toe. thre is only 2 that you can see and that are the notical stars on my forarms. i have almost a half sleeve on my left arm and working on my full chest piece, two on my back and my tummy.

    i do have piercings 12 in all. two of them being facial but, i do take them out for work and was hired with them in at the time.

    to me i think of tattoo's as art and a way to express yourself. i don't think because someone has tattoo's or piercings they can't do a better job then someone who doesn't. if someone wants to judge me for the way i look because of it, it's there lose not mine and better off they don't talk to me anyway:chuckle

    omunique~
    nurse aid...
  2. by   SpiritOwl
    Yes, I have a tattoo and I got it two weeks ago, I am 54 and my son couldn't believe it, he was speechless. My wife, also a nurse, went out and got one two days later, very nice, her birthsign Pisces on her ankle. Mine is a Yin Yang sign and means a lot to me. No, my skin is not sagging yet. :imbar
  3. by   TBLPN
    i personally do not have any tattoos, and i would never get one. for two reasons: (1) pain factor (2) the age thing, what started out a lot higher by the time i'm 80 just wouldn't be in the same place. my husband has 4 tattoos, all of which are fine, i have nothing against them, i just wouldn't want one personally. it all depends on the person, just like everything else.
  4. by   Farkinott
    Quote from omunique~
    i have 9 tattoo's all together, covering from head to toe. thre is only 2 that you can see and that are the notical stars on my forarms. i have almost a half sleeve on my left arm and working on my full chest piece, two on my back and my tummy.

    i do have piercings 12 in all. two of them being facial but, i do take them out for work and was hired with them in at the time.

    to me i think of tattoo's as art and a way to express yourself. i don't think because someone has tattoo's or piercings they can't do a better job then someone who doesn't. if someone wants to judge me for the way i look because of it, it's there lose not mine and better off they don't talk to me anyway:chuckle

    omunique~
    nurse aid...
    i hope noone judges you on your appearance instead of your abilities. as i am the owner of multiple piercings and tattoos both professioal and home made, i ave made the informed choice to remove the peircings and cover the tattoos so i can have an easier path through my career.
    with respect; exhibiting your individuality can work against you in a professional sense.
    truth: clean, shaved and ironed clothes work for me.
  5. by   SURFnNURSE
    There are several nurses that i work with that have tattoo's. Me being one of them. some of the nurses you would never expect to have one. I only have 1 and would love to get another one.
  6. by   nurseem
    I have a scorpian on my lower back right side (which i hate and am going to get removed when i have the cash old boyfriend long story:angryfire ) and i have two butterflies on my left upper arm. i love them!
  7. by   nurseem
    i totally agree. i have two butterflies on my left upper arm and i am planning on getting the rest of my arm done (1/2 sleeve) when i go out to ca for christmas this year. i don't think other people should judge people because they have them or not that doesn't justify what type of a person somebody is just because they have a tattoo or piercing!



    Quote from omunique~
    i have 9 tattoo's all together, covering from head to toe. thre is only 2 that you can see and that are the notical stars on my forarms. i have almost a half sleeve on my left arm and working on my full chest piece, two on my back and my tummy.

    i do have piercings 12 in all. two of them being facial but, i do take them out for work and was hired with them in at the time.

    to me i think of tattoo's as art and a way to express yourself. i don't think because someone has tattoo's or piercings they can't do a better job then someone who doesn't. if someone wants to judge me for the way i look because of it, it's there lose not mine and better off they don't talk to me anyway:chuckle

    omunique~
    nurse aid...
  8. by   indigo
    I am a student nurse with a small tattoo on my forearm that is the Japanese symbol for ...love and compassion...

    When people ask me what it means, I tell them and they smile and I smile back.
  9. by   WOLFE
    Ok I Have To Respond...a Little Late I Suppose In The Conversation Though...i Have Roses Around My Right Ankle, And On The Left Shoulder Going Down My Back I Have A Wolf's Face With The Moon Next To It And Eagle Feathers Under...i Plan To Add Another Across My Back And Hip Area Soon...yes Think What You Are Getting And Where You Are Getting It...no I Don't Regret Mine.
  10. by   NurseKelly03
    Tats are fun. I have Nurse Betty Boop on my lower back.
  11. by   Moscow
    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.
    Many people who are religious find them offensive. Employers either refuse to hire or resort to passing editorial criticism on the content.
  12. by   FinallyORrn
    I have 3 tattoos -- a ring of roses on my right ankle, a small butterfly on my lower back and one on my left ankle.

    The one of my left ankle is horrible. It was done w/o a lot of thought when I was nineteen and boy, do I regret that one. I will get it removed soon, but until that time it is my punishment for being so stupid! The other two are very pretty and I do not regret them.
  13. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Quote from mrsGMC
    I have 3 tattoos -- a ring of roses on my right ankle, a small butterfly on my lower back and one on my left ankle.

    The one of my left ankle is horrible. It was done w/o a lot of thought when I was nineteen and boy, do I regret that one. I will get it removed soon, but until that time it is my punishment for being so stupid! The other two are very pretty and I do not regret them.
    I personally wouldnt get it removed, the process is very costly and extremely painful - whereas you could find a very good tattoo artist that could cover up the tattoo with a new one and you wouldnt even see that old one

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