First off, Hi!
I'm planning to start nursing school in a few months, and I was wondering how much of a problem tattoos are. I have tattoos on both forearms and one on my right hand. The one on my hand is a hindu Om symbol in a lotus flower, a memorial for a close friend who died in iraq. I wouldn't say I have a daunting appearance or anything, but I don't know how picky hospitals are about ink.
Another thing is, I generally wear a full beard and mustache and though I understand that can be a problem with respirators, as well as airborne pathogens and parasites, but is it generally tolerated by hospitals? I don't have too much of a problem with partially shaving, but I would prefer not to.
Thanks for the info, and have a nice day.