Nursing and tattoos - page 14

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  1. by   Lylesmom
    I have 7. I have a dolphin bracelet on my left wrist, a dolphin inter-looped with a quarter moon on my left calf, I have a heart with a dolphin on the top of my sternum, a dolphin across my lower back, I have a heart with a rose going through it on my right upper arm with my grandma's name, I have a baby grumpy care bear with my son's name under it on my left upper chest, and I have my best friends initals on my right upper chest...she took her own life at the age of 14. I am in Nursing school and I am able to cover up the bracelet tattoo with a watch, and nobody says anything about the one on my neck. And I work at a hospital and most pt's seem to like them.
  2. by   stnurse2008
    I have always wanted to get one but when I see elders that have them and they are all deformed and you can't tell what they are it stops me from getting one.
  3. by   KellNY
    Quote from stnurse2008
    I have always wanted to get one but when I see elders that have them and they are all deformed and you can't tell what they are it stops me from getting one.
    Try to remember that the equipment they used "back in the day" was a primitive version of what they have now. Especially military tats. Those were often done on a ship or over seas with horrible equipment, low quality ink, and a less than trained "artist".

    All these "I see what it's like at the nursing home" and "I don't want to be the talk of the nurses if/when I'm in LTC" comments kinda bug me. Shoot, if I'm 96 years old, in LTC, and my biggest worry is what people think of my tats....well, lets just say, I must be one lucky SOB!

  4. by   Trekzilla
    I almost got a Batman tatoo, but chickened out @ the last minute
  5. by   Schweetnsazzy
    Had one on my finger, then had it removed years ago. Wasn't one to keep. I've been thinking about the idea of getting something more professionally done on my lower back, but can't seem to come up with something I would want to have and enjoy for the rest of my life.
  6. by   angel_blue_rn
    I have a rose tat. on right shoulder and rose tat. on left ankle. I would like another tat. on my lower back. I also have a belly-button piercing.


    RN in 2008
  7. by   nessy
    I thought I had replied to this post - I guess not.

    I have a John Lennon tattoo on my right shoulder blade area. It's covered most of the time, but I love it.
  8. by   Dewgrl
    I have an tropical flowers and frogs on my ankles, gotten a few years ago, now I wish I hadn't. I plan on having an excision done to remove once I find some one to do....
  9. by   Michellem0322
    I just got mine last week. It's my children's names written in pretty script with hibiscus flowers around it. I LOVE IT!!! but it is on my lower back so no one sees it unless I want them to. As for when I'm 80, well I can't see it that easily so I really won't care what it looks like.
  10. by   Antikigirl
    I have a caduces on my left scapula covered by scrubs (heck only if I wear a tank top can you see it). It was given to me from my fellow nursing students because I did not attend graduation...I got married instead that day!

    I also have 5 piercings in each ear, navel ring, nose ring...but you would never know it at work since I don't wear any jewlery at work except for the navel ring that is hidden. I am done with piercings..LOL, but more tattoos are certainly an option!!! But in areas covered by scrubs only!!!

    Yeah I have thought about the old lady thing when my tattoos reach the floor...but hey, most people I know have them already and kinda the I suppose we will all have them that way...LOL!
  11. by   NurseRoRo
    i have permanent eyeliner.
  12. by   jetscreamer101
    I have a small rose on my ankle. I have to cover it at work, so if I wear shorts, I get bandaid to cover it.
  13. by   krzysiu
    i am a male nurse who is a couple phases into a half sleeve on my left arm. fully outlined, no color yet. the work peeks out from my scrub tops and definitly visible, especially if i am reaching for something.i was hesitant when beginning the process, however, much to my suprise, patients seem to love it. get asked to show arm all the time. great conversation piece and ice breaker. lets me tell stories behind the meanings of the pictures before i put your foley in . none of the artwork is offensive and i have had nothing but positive feedback about it. im currently contracted and people noticed i was trying to hide something, but all the senior staff told me to give it up because everyone knows whats under there etc. times have changed, ive found out first hand it is not a big deal anymore. i think patients can tell if you are professional or not on how you conduct yourself and not if you have a picture on your arm.

    crna 2 b......hopefully