Tattoos in healthcare - page 6

by savoytruffle 15,919 Views | 54 Comments

Just curious about others' thoughts on tattoos or other modifications in healthcare. I work in long term care, which tends to be more conservative in dress codes. Facial piercing and ear gauges are not permitted, visible tattoos... Read More


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    Anyone here who practice in Manitoba, Canada that has tattoo?
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    I personally feel like many people here said, as long as the tattoos are offensive or very large in visible places then they are acceptable. I myself have four tattoos but I have them in places that can be covered. I want a tattoo on the inside of my wrist, but I fear that it is not very professional or becoming in this profession for some employers.
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    I've never heard of a hospital around here allowing visible tattoos, but maybe that's just my area. I have some coworkers with ink on their arms but they have to wear long sleeves to cover it or risk getting sent home or even possibly losing their jobs. I have a classmate who's getting a rather large tattoo done on his upper arm that extends to his elbow and he just got hired by the same hospital in the OR... I wonder what's going to happen to him when they realize he has ink that won't be covered up because you can't wear your own personal long sleeves in the OR. I hope he makes it through okay, but I'm personally not holding my breath. Some places are just stricter than others.
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    I have a lot of ink, it's never been a problem. I have a bracelet, that's covered by a wide band watch. In the OR that I work in, we have a tech with full sleeves, and it's not a problem.
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    Well, here we have people who have tattoos but if corporate comes down, they have to find shirts to cover up.

    We have two doctors with tattoos and a few nurses. Most can be covered up with shirts though


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