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?
Feb 4, '07
It's not mine, though
I do have ink but none of them are visible - well, only to my wife, that is...
BTW, there's a thread about tats on the general nursing polls forum
Last edit by styRN on Feb 4, '07
Feb 4, '07
Not a male nurse myself (sorry to intrude!) but we do have a male nurse in our ED who's covered in tattoos-from the neck to the wrists (full sleeves) and he's one of my favorites there. I've seen him with his arms covered and not, and they tend to be covered when he's in triage (near the entrance) or in the summer when the AC is cranked, so I'm thinking it's more for comfort than for policy/dress code. He just won employee of the month not too long ago.
ETA-I think it's relevant that none of his tats are inherently offensive-no swastikas, no bleeding skulls, naked chicks, white power symbols, etc. Neck is mostly tribal and arms have tribal and others.
Last edit by KellNY on Feb 4, '07