Recommendations: Long sleeve shirt to cover tattoos - page 3

Hey everyone, I know this subject has been talked to death in other forums, but nobody seems to be getting to the point, and I have too much med-surg homework to read to be messing around for hours... Read More

  1. Visit  hgrimmett profile page
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    Champion brand from Target is good and they sell them online too. Cherokee, Dickies, White Swan, and lots of others scrub companies also make long sleeved shirts. I buy mine (Cherokee Workwear brand) from allheart usually.. hard to find lower prices.
  2. Visit  night-billy profile page
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    OK, so I am a little obsessed with tattoos because I have them. I also have to cover them up while on duty. I wear two Ink Armor sleeves and they work great: Cover a Tattoo | Tattoo Cover Up Sleeve | Ink Armor Full Sleeve Tat2X I have several colors and actually don't mind because it seems to make my patients more comfortable. I will say that the policy has varied greatly between the different facilities I've worked at. I like these sleeves because the don't slip down my arm and I don't have to wear a long sleeve shirt under my scrubs.
  3. Visit  nursing?s profile page
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    I purchased underarmor, cut the sleeves and sewed them to my scrub top so I wasent so hot, looks and works great!
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  4. Visit  mmills63 profile page
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    Quote from nursing?s
    I purchased underarmor, cut the sleeves and sewed them to my scrub top so I wasent so hot, looks and works great!
    OMG; that's genius! Thanks!
  5. Visit  zbean profile page
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    Quote from mmills63
    Hey everyone, I know this subject has been talked to death in other forums, but nobody seems to be getting to the point, and I have too much med-surg homework to read to be messing around for hours on these forums!

    My tattoos were awesome when I was in the Army... now I'm a nursing student and I have tattoos on both of my arms. They are NOT offensive, and can be covered by a long sleeve shirt under my scrub top, or by wearing a lab coat, which I have cleared with my clincal instructor.

    I find it to be very uncomfortable to wear a lab coat all the time, and wearing a white cotton undershirt seems kind of gross.... wiping pts and whatnot, it seems bulky and I feel like I'm getting stuff on it that's staying there (in contact with my skin) all day.

    I'm thinking about getting something skin-tight, like underarmour (or a cheaper, knockoff). What's everyone else doing???
    Honestly i wouldnt buy underarmour cause they just cost way too much, i just wore champion long sleeve shirts for clinicals. Now that im a nurse and i have my half sleeve (world of warcraft themed, kinda obscene) I dont ever cover it up. I havent had one complaint and most of my patient want to see what the whole thing looks like.
  6. Visit  Boydbre profile page
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    I haven't had any problems. I just wear scrubs and nothing under. I have done clinical's in pretty reputable hospitals in Boston without any comments. My school does not require them to be covered.
  7. Visit  NurseGuyBri profile page
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    Honestly- do not listen to the "get rid of your ink" comments- For me, ink has become just as natural as my skin. It's not worth it to get rid of them, to me. Times are a-changing! I'm a RN, DON with tats all over, so dont let it hold you back.

    I overheat REALLY badly, so no lab coat. I'm big on infection control, so no long sleeves. What I settled on may seem stupid to some, but I just left them visible. If the instructor/ facility had a concern, I ended up wearing 3/4 sleeves (hard to find but not impossible) and didnt have any problem. When it was bad, I used a anti-microbial moisture wick undershirt that i would roll up when going in to direct patient care involving anything other than a simple touch and then rolled back down when leaving.

    At first in my facility they had an issue with tattoos, but they're over it now. I'd guess a majority of patients have tattoos themselves. At any rate, if it's an offensive tat, you have to cover it.
  8. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from OwlieO.O
    Some nurses may even have incontinent patients who are needing to be cleaned constantly (like a patient with Clostridium dificile).
    Any patient with C. diff and most patients with watery stool or other nasty stuff, nurses just gown up anyway. Long sleeves aren't a problem...

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