I am a high school nurse and there has been a recent increase in my students getting tattoos.
Many of these students come to me wanting A&D cream or bacitracin for their tattoos as was directed in their aftercare instructions.
Since it is obviously not a doctor's order for this skin care I tend to decline my students of the topical application. I don't want to treat them and it have an adverse reaction and I also personally feel that if they are responsible enough to get a tattoo then they should care for it themselves.
Obviously if there was an infection issue or something of that sort I would handle it per protocol but I don't think I should have to do daily tattoo care.
What do my fellow school nurses think?