Tattoos? - page 3

Are there any male nurses out there with some ink on there arms where pts can see? Do you think this has a negative effect on how they view you as a nurse?... Read More

  1. by   Atl_John
    I'm getting one as soon as I graduate. I've got it all planned out. Its the Lamp of knowledge with a Staff of Aesculapius with a a life like snake and two branches coming out of the top on top of the lamp of knowledge. Then to the left and right just below the lamp are two sets of symbols. One is the chineese for Caring, the other for Knowledge. Then on top is the symbol in chineese for Healing. I am viewing it like this. My foundation in what I do is in nursing (lamp of knowledge) with the help of Medicine (Aesculapius). And through Caring and Knowledge I am able to Heal. I can't wait to get it.
  2. by   Thunderwolf
    [font=book antiqua]steve (smokey)

    b.a.c.a.
    [font=impact]bikers against child abuse


    i know....off topic...but, kckstrt, your signature is awesome!

    you have my upmost respect.

    wolfie

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    now...moving back on topic....tattoos?
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Oct 13, '07
  3. by   pawashrn
    Tattoos register only one thing for me. HepC, glove and wash pre-post care. As a patient I refused to have a female care for me because of a tattoo on the back of her neck. paranoid maybe/ no hepc yes
  4. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from pawashrn
    Tattoos register only one thing for me. HepC, glove and wash pre-post care. As a patient I refused to have a female care for me because of a tattoo on the back of her neck. paranoid maybe/ no hepc yes
    Why did you have a random "female" take care of you? I would have thought that you would have had a "nurse" taking care of you.

    And exactly what care were you trying to obtain that would have put you at risk for HepC?
  5. by   KellNY
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Why did you have a random "female" take care of you? I would have thought that you would have had a "nurse" taking care of you.

    And exactly what care were you trying to obtain that would have put you at risk for HepC?
    Thank you for that. Not only is that post paranoid, but not evidenced based at all...and I thought we were all working towards that?
  6. by   Diahni
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Sorry, guys! We had to take down the photo of that tattoo. I know it's just ink, but the depiction wasn't in line with our Terms of Service.

    I'm hoping that this thread will carry on with discussion of the original question. Appropriate photos are welcomed.
    It used to be only sailors that got tatoos, but now you see all kinds of people with them, including nurses. We should all get used to it, but I think you have to remember that some people see them in a negative light. In this "multicultural" world, it's shouldn't be a big deal, eh? Same with piecings, though they could get in the way. It's all a part of accepting differences, I think.
    Diahni
  7. by   Spyral
    I have a tattoo on my wrist of two crescent moons facing one another or as I like to call the "a perfect circle" symbol. My patients all love it. They tell me that it's cute and always ask what it means. I guess because its not a large tattoo that it is not so offending. As usual it depends on the tattoo. If you take care of your patients well, they will view you as a great nurse no matter what ink you have on your skin. Guys, get inked, but not over-inked. Tattoo's are an expression of one's personal interests character and disposition. I love them.

    Dan

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