Tattoos in healthcare - page 5

Just curious about others' thoughts on tattoos or other modifications in healthcare. I work in long term care, which tends to be more conservative in dress codes. Facial piercing and ear gauges are... Read More

  1. by   calivianya
    I've never heard of a hospital around here allowing visible tattoos, but maybe that's just my area. I have some coworkers with ink on their arms but they have to wear long sleeves to cover it or risk getting sent home or even possibly losing their jobs. I have a classmate who's getting a rather large tattoo done on his upper arm that extends to his elbow and he just got hired by the same hospital in the OR... I wonder what's going to happen to him when they realize he has ink that won't be covered up because you can't wear your own personal long sleeves in the OR. I hope he makes it through okay, but I'm personally not holding my breath. Some places are just stricter than others.
  2. by   kguill975
    I have a lot of ink, it's never been a problem. I have a bracelet, that's covered by a wide band watch. In the OR that I work in, we have a tech with full sleeves, and it's not a problem.
  3. by   green34
    Well, here we have people who have tattoos but if corporate comes down, they have to find shirts to cover up.

    We have two doctors with tattoos and a few nurses. Most can be covered up with shirts though