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Ways to cover a hand tattoo for nursing school and clinicals


Specializes in Certified Phlebotomy Technician.


I was once young and dumb and got a tattoo on my hand and have to have it covered for school but I'm not sure how to go about it due to constantly having a wash hands and apply sanitizer. That right there just throws out foundation. I thought about a bandaid but wouldn't that just harbor bacteria. I'm so stressed.


How flexible will the school be with you? Because there's nothing wrong with wearing gloves every time you work with a patient. I do it just to hand them their food tray. The tattoo would pretty much just be in the hallway. If a water resistant bandaid can cover it, then it's covered and just put on gloves when you go in the patient's room.