The health system I work for requires you to cover them up. Some people have them on their wrists and coban them which, in my opinion, looks more tacky than a tattoo itself. I am not a tattoo advocate but it really shouldn't matter; it's 2014. I have the same opinion when it comes to social networking. It's a shame they monitor those sites so much. If I want to go out and have a good time and post it on Facebook, so be it. I am favored and highly perceived amongst my coworkers and what I do outside of work doesn't have even the slightest impact on my performance. This is the same with tattoos. Sure, there are some tattoos over-the-top, but asking a man to cover the small date of his father's death on his wrist is a ridiculous. Another RN has a ballerina that she must always cover. If it's visible, you must hide it. Hopefully you will not encounter these issues.