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hello everyone. i'm new to the site and this is my first post. i am a 29 year old, new grad who has been working in the ED of a busy regional trauma center, but will be transferring to SICU in about a week or so. here's my question...

what is your opinion regarding visible tattoos? i am thinking about getting a short sleeve on one of my arms but am concerned about it becoming an issue on the floor. the only visible portion of the tattoo would be on my upper arm, just visible, mid-bicep or so and the rest would be covered by my scrub top, and would not consist of anything ridiculous, lewd, offensive, etc.

i know this is probably a strange topic for a post, but any advice is appreciated! thanks to all in advance who reply!

I was wondering the same thing. I am currently a nursing sudent, I always wanted a cross on my neck, but I don't wanna arouse any trouble so when you find out, please post it.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

hello everyone. i'm new to the site and this is my first post. i am a 29 year old, new grad who has been working in the ED of a busy regional trauma center, but will be transferring to SICU in about a week or so. here's my question...

what is your opinion regarding visible tattoos? i am thinking about getting a short sleeve on one of my arms but am concerned about it becoming an issue on the floor. the only visible portion of the tattoo would be on my upper arm, just visible, mid-bicep or so and the rest would be covered by my scrub top, and would not consist of anything ridiculous, lewd, offensive, etc.

i know this is probably a strange topic for a post, but any advice is appreciated! thanks to all in advance who reply!

:balloons: Hello and Welcome :balloons:

Yes, check the links given regarding the tats!!

Antikigirl, ASN, RN

Specializes in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc. Has 13 years experience.

Well like I said in the other older post on Tattoo's I find no probelm with them as long as they are covered or attempt made to cover them.

I work with elderly patients that would find a tattoo unprofessional...since I am also quite young looking compaired to the other RN's I work with...I already have one strike against me in their minds (they think I am stupid and new...even after 3 years at that one place~!), a tattoo would be far worse to overcome!

Heck...I color my hair often (natural colors only) and every time I do or change my hairstyle I get razzed by patients! My last short haircut and lightening had one patient telling me I looked like a hooker (thank you but I looked more like Carol Brady! LOL!).

If they knew I had a tattoo (I have one, but on my left scapula and can't be seen)they would tweek and I would have three strikes against me! I am young, I am a rebel with my hair (yeah right!), and have a tattoo! Too much for me to overcome, and it blows my professional relationship and their trust too much!

I say keep them hidden and special to you!

RosesrReder, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 18 years experience.

I have four of them and most people I know don't know they exist. They are in places that can easily be conceiled and do not share them with the public at school or work.

I think that if they are visible an attempt to cover them should be made. I know we are in this time and age, but a lot of elderly will feel threatened at the site of one. Unfortunately, it is better to keep them hidden if you can. If not, then no biggie. Best wishes to you. :)

I am a seventeen year old patient and I would not mind a nurse with a tattoo taking care of me.

Well...As long as they are not all over.

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