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This is a discussion on Can Nurses have Tattoos? in Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear, part of General Nursing ... :) So if anyone has any ideas, tips, anything, that would be awesome. I just plan on getting small...by SmileKylie Jun 14, '12So if anyone has any ideas, tips, anything, that would be awesome. I just plan on getting small tattoos that dont attract too much attention to them. I don't plan on having a tattoo with color. Again, I am leaving these tattoos, VERY simple. I don't want anything wild and attracts a lot of attention.
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3 VotesLast edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 14, '12
Wouldn't say "Attached", but you get to know them
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- Jun 14, '12 by NRSKarenRN
- Jun 14, '12 by eatmysoxRNTattoos are bad in nursing. Unfortunately, they aren't well accepted. I have a tiny black heart on my hand and I had to use a bandaid on it during school. For handwashing it wasn't sanitary. If you don't have them yet, I'd suggest making sure none are visible if you get some.
- Jun 24, '12 by KimberlinaBut...I have a coworker who has tattoo sleeves on both arms and no issues. So, it definitely depends on where you work. I work for a medium-sized (450ish beds) Catholic hospital. I was surprised when I saw all her tatts, but apparently nobody is bothered by it.
- Jun 24, '12 by LennonninjaIt depends on your workplace. At my current job it's okay as long as they aren't offensive. At the job I'm going to next month, I don't know yet. I have one small one on my wrist, but my watch covers it. I'm planning a quarter sleeve, but wearing a 3/4 sleeve shirt will easily cover it.
- Jun 29, '12 by afterseasonI have tattoos on my arms. Quarter sleeve on my left arm, one the size of a playing card on my left forearm, and script on both wrists. I wear a skin tone temporary tattoo on my right wrist. Watch covers the left wrist. I wear a skin tone single sleeve on my left arm that covers the remaining tattoos (the one on my forearm is close to my elbow, so the sleeve is just a bit longer than a quarter sleeve, but still not full length). I do have script across my collarbone as well, but that is easily covered by my regular clothing. No problems.
I know some people suggest wearing long sleeves, but my school does not allow them (sanitation purposes).
Hope this helps.
- Jun 30, '12 by happyclinicRNCheck dress codes for possible places of employment in your area first. The large organization where I work no visible tattoos or piercings (other than up to 2ear piercings) are acceptable. Covering with band-aids is not acceptable either.