Nursing and tattoos - page 18
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Oct 6, '06i love this post!! i have 3 tattoos... absolutely huge turtle on my right back/butt/leg; skull with halo & angel wings on my left upper arm; and the words faith, hope, love on my left foot.
they are all covered up by my . i would love to get more tattoos but i don't think i will ever get ones that can't be covered up. unfortunately innocent looking little blonde haired nurses & tattoos don't mix in many patients/coworkers' minds.
Oct 8, '06You are braver than I am. I think the navel and tongue would hurt like Hell.
Quote from Marie_LPNI got the navel pierced yesterday. After the butterfly and daisy tattoo, that's as far as i'm going.
Oct 8, '06Only a man would read it like that.
Quote from Corvette GuyOMG, you had your ears removed? Well, I suppose if you use to wear glasses the option exist to wear eye contacts.
Oct 12, '06I have 5 tats...all covered when in.
large sun on my lower back
2 big Chinese Symbols on my spine in between my shoulder blades
Shamrock with Celtic KNots on my hip on the right down by my belt line
Huge firedancer with reds, oranges, yellows and a song quote around it on the top of my foot.
I have plans for one more but have run out of discreet places to put it-LOL. I'm also one that when people know I have tattoos, they don't believe it.
Oct 22, '06ladybug right ankle
butterfly left ankle
rights of passage
when i turned 39 and 40
my presents to me
you only live once
i love jewelry and body art as self expression
and this impacts on nursing how??????
Oct 23, '06I have two. I have to say, Im not sure I would have gotten them if I wasnt young at the time. I find that most of the older patients dont understand a woman with a tatoo and are a little taken back by it. I just transitioned from LVN to RN after 26 years as a LVN and kept them covered thru school. One is on my arm. My hospital just issused a new dress code that stated they must be covered. They dont think it looks "professional", and I have to agree, but then Ive changed a bit as Ive grown older. :wink2:
Oct 23, '06Quote from typicalfishthat shows how everyone sees things differently; when i see ink on an older person, it reminds me not to see this person as "a cutie old guy" or "a cranky old man/woman"-it helps to remind me of the life the person led; that they were young person once-like when i see "uss indiannpolis" on an 85 year old alzheimer pts arm, i see the young strong healthy vibrant sailor that once was...just like meeting a patients family reminds you that it's a person, not just a patient....
that is incredibly insightful. i will always remember that, great statement!
Oct 23, '06i have 4, newest one just on wednesday, a heart on rt of neck just below hairline.
a frog on rt ankle, chinese symbol on spine 1/2 way up my back i want to cover now. and my favorite, a partial ring of ivy above the chinese. it was freehanded, and i've had more compliments on it than anything. i got that one and so did my friends after we passed our grueling i.v. therapy course.
Oct 23, '06I think bare skin is the sexiest thing! So, no tatoos for me! Hubby has three (one is actually covered by another.) I don't mind them but he has agreed to no more.
Oct 30, '06i have a beautiful audrey hepburn black and white portrait on my upper arm thats covered by scrubs! i love my tattoo!!!
Nov 3, '06Quote from TexasAngelNavel hurt like crazy, nipples were UNBELIEVABLY painful, tongue actually was not that bad. You just have to sit absolutely still so they don't get the artery. All of my piercings(except for ears) are gone now, although I'm thinking of getting the tongue redone.You are braver than I am. I think the navel and tongue would hurt like Hell.
Nov 5, '06i have a small lizard on my right hip. i was thinking of getting a pink ribbon on my wrist, but it isn't very professional.