Tattoos/Piercings in the workplace? - page 5

I haven't seen a thread like this so I thought it would be interesting to see everybody's opinion. What do you guys think about tattoos and/or piercings in the work place? I know it's deemed... Read More

  1. Visit  kf15 profile page
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    I'm in dialysis, I don't now about the formal corporate policy but personally I dislike tattoos especially on females. Yesterday 1 of the guys who has them all over his arms & legs said "they're becoming acceptable" & I said no, not really, they're just more common and they accepted by younger people. I told him not to forget that mgmt will be filled for another 20 years w/ people like myself from a generation whose 1st thought is still gonna be "prison." I do not find them flattering on anyone and especially feel they're ugly in ANY form on a girl. Therefore I'll always look twice at dirty ink on someone and wonder why they did that? Yeah I know... "self expression."
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  3. Visit  Miyaki Uchiha profile page
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    Is it ok for a Registered Nurse to have a tongue piercing? Even the clear ones so that the patient or whoever doesnt see it.
  4. Visit  TBlase profile page
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    Quote from kf15
    I'm in dialysis, I don't now about the formal corporate policy but personally I dislike tattoos especially on females. Yesterday 1 of the guys who has them all over his arms & legs said "they're becoming acceptable" & I said no, not really, they're just more common and they accepted by younger people. I told him not to forget that mgmt will be filled for another 20 years w/ people like myself from a generation whose 1st thought is still gonna be "prison." I do not find them flattering on anyone and especially feel they're ugly in ANY form on a girl. Therefore I'll always look twice at dirty ink on someone and wonder why they did that? Yeah I know... "self expression."
    There is opinion, and there is hate. This is hate. While you're on your hate trail, kf15- please also advise the few remaining female Holocaust survivors of how 'dirty' they are to have 'allowed' themselves to be branded by tatoos. It is unbelievable that this post was permitted on this site.
  5. Visit  Mommy&RN profile page
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    Quote from TBlase

    There is opinion, and there is hate. This is hate. While you're on your hate trail, kf15- please also advise the few remaining female Holocaust survivors of how 'dirty' they are to have 'allowed' themselves to be branded by tatoos. It is unbelievable that this post was permitted on this site.
    Funny, prison doesn't show up on my background check.

    To the poster prior to this one... Do you really degrade your patients based on tattoos? That's much less acceptable than ink any day!
  6. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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  7. Visit  kf15 profile page
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    Quote from TBlase
    There is opinion, and there is hate. This is hate. While you're on your hate trail, kf15- please also advise the few remaining female Holocaust survivors of how 'dirty' they are to have 'allowed' themselves to be branded by tatoos. It is unbelievable that this post was permitted on this site.
    As a rule of thumb anyone who goes immediately into Hitler and the Holocaust is a billion miles outside the converstation. It's not really worth my time elaborating on my post, but I CLEARLY said my dislike of tattoos was personal and is how I feel.
    Where do you get "hate" from? Certainly not me.
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    Quote from kf15
    As a rule of thumb anyone who goes immediately into Hitler and the Holocaust is a billion miles outside the converstation. It's not really worth my time elaborating on my post, but I CLEARLY said my dislike of tattoos was personal and is how I feel.
    Where do you get "hate" from? Certainly not me.
    Here's the definition: Hate | Define Hate at Dictionary.com

    In my opinion, 'dirty' and 'ugly' fall right inline with it.
  9. Visit  DCrux, SN profile page
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    Quote from RNsRWe
    No, that's not what was said. Competency, skill and moral character aren't going to be the thing that people see when the professional walks through the door; those aren't immediately recognizable traits. But face and body modifications are. A professional image and appearance are what ALLOWS the professional person to GAIN another's trust.
    @RNsRWe - After re-reading the post a few times, I can see where you are coming from. Unfortunately, there are assumptions about a persons competency based on physical appearance.

    I was trying to stress that, for me, an individual walking into a situation in a suit and tie (or dress and heels) does not convey competency or skill. Yes, he has dressed in what society deems a 'professional manner' but this does not speak to his ability to live up to a certain level of functioning as a member of his profession.

    But in retrospect I do see how my response can be interpreted as somewhat snarky and I apologize. It is somewhat of a hot button topic for me.
  10. Visit  billyboblewis profile page
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    I have worked in nursing and in sales for most of my life and I have learned to never show anything that might upset or offend your client. This includes my tatoos, I always wear long sleeves which in nursing is a good idea anyway. I always am clean shaven no beard or mustache. This helps me build trust and confidence of my patients. When I am in my free time I expose my tatoos and too be perfectly honest if I could start all over again I would not get them.
    Any thing that upsets or offends your client makes your job tougher and invites complaints!!!
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  11. Visit  kf15 profile page
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    The intelligent rule of thumb here is to present a rather benign appearance at work b/c appearance matters, and b/c people form 1st impressions quickly. I suppose anyone is entitled to their publicly visible tattoo just as others are entitled to feel how they feel about it. Culture and standards do not change quickly.

    Personally I feel the workplace is filled w/ more than enough drama, squabbling, corporate rules & human political conflicts than to add tattoo self expression into it.

    I do not think it wise to enter a professional field such as healthcare which has enormous exposure to the older generations and not expect pushback from those who dislike tattoos.
    Anyone who feels "hated" by the disapproving reactions of strangers is probably too thin skinned to have gotten a visible tattoo in the 1st place. That's enough for this topic. oop:
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  12. Visit  IamLissaLpn profile page
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    I have none but work with several girls who do - they range from a single small discreet tattoo to several tats that cover a lot of their body that cannot be covered. The administrator (who is also the owner) has many so as long as they are not offensive or contain foul language they are very welcome where I work. In 30 yrs of doing this kind of work I have never seen so many aides and nurses that have so many tattoos!
  13. Visit  catman88 profile page
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    Quote from DizzyLizzyNurse
    I think it's funny how so many people think it should be ok to have what they have but anything else isn't cool.

    I have a hidden tattoo. My ears are pierced up several times apiece. I had a tongue ring that my residents LOVED when I worked in LTC. My belly button is pierced. I'd love a small nose ring or eyebrow ring, but I'm leery of getting something on my face (infection or scarring). I personally don't see anything wrong with it.
    Ooph, I understand the infection/scarring issue. I got a nose piercing when I was 18 -- I LOVED it, but it didn't love me. Even though I cleaned it daily, it was always uncomfortable and got infected to the point that -- get this -- the nose ring actually had to be CUT out. I used nail clippers to break the nose ring because it was so swollen I could not remove it! And I took darn good care of that thing! 7 years later and there is still a scar where that piercing was. Obviously, something did not agree with me!
  14. Visit  tbjockny profile page
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    I'm curious as to why some people seem to think individuals with tattoos/piercings go against the rules? It just seems like a stereotype to me, honestly. I know many people with tattoos who follow the "rules". I also know of a woman who is 58 years old and just finished her 6th tattoo, all of which have personal meaning to her.

    I have nothing against tattoos/piercings; judging someone based on their physical looks is a gamble; you're wrong or right half the time. I have a tongue ring simply because I like the look of it..I take it out when the situation warrants taking it out.

    I do personally however dislike some of the astronomically crazy tattoos and piercings I've seen. I know a guy who has a zombie crawling out of a hole filled with car parts tattooed across his chest...creeps me out to no end.
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