Hello everyoneprobably a weird question, but here it is......I have only been an LPN for a few years now, and have only had one job and it's herein Seattle. I commute in to work, my husband is military and he is most likely going to get stationed in southern Missouri at Ft LeonardWood. I have extensive tattoos including full sleeves, nothing visible with a long sleeve shirt on under my scrubs. Where I work at completely does not care if they show at work. From what I have been reading about southern Missouri, the area is known as the Ozarks and has a reputation for being very old fashioned and part of the Bible Belt.does anyone have any knowledge of working down there and having tattoos? For that matter, did I just get lucky to have my only job as a nurse not care about my tattoos showing? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! I am not looking forward to moving somewhere so hot and humid in the first place, much less having to wear long sleeves :-(
Wow, Texas here now, but worked all over the US South. If the skeletons in all our closets were visible by everyone- No one would be worried about 'art' on an arm.That said I wouldn't want a child to see naked bodies, skulls, scary images, or anything that would offend (common sense).
We had an open policy in my ER regarding tats, but I made a girl cover a rebel flag for obvious reasons.That said, I would rather my patient's be comfortable with me, regardless of my policies. A more in depth question might be, "Will this offend the the patient population in the Ozarks?".
But, that's just me. I put their comfort before my need to express myself.I personally would wear a sleave in any hospital, the focus is on the patient for me, not my artistic freedom. You'll find a medium.
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