15 Ink Designs for Nurse Tattoos

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Tattoos are more than just tattoos.

For some people, tattoos symbolize important life events, self-expression and artistic freedom. For others, they can represent beliefs. In most cases, however, people get tattoos just for the sake of getting them.

Unfortunately, for nurses, getting tattoos isn’t that easy. Apart from the wrong impression tattoos create, they can also hinder a nurse’s chances of getting hired.

But, wait! Before you actually reject the idea, make sure you check with your hospital policy first.

You see, although there’s no strict rule on nurses wearing tattoos, institutions implement different policies. Some institutions implement a very strict dress code and don’t allow tattoos of any kind or size. There are institutions that can accept and allow nurses to get tattoos but they will be required to cover them up.

Here are some good reasons why:

To avoid offending co-workers and patients

Tattoos that have political, religious and sexual connotations can offend other people. Even tattoos that don’t have any offensive meaning can throw off other people.

To promote professionalism

Nurses are required to maintain a professional image all the time. Anything that can alter that image can be restricted in the workplace. This includes not just tattoos, but piercings and certain clothing, too.

To encourage equality

Small tattoos, particularly when placed on the right areas, won’t be that noticeable. This is why most employers are willing to accept nurses with these tattoos. Unfortunately, this can cause an issue with fairness as nurses with larger tattoos may need to use cover ups with those with smaller ones can have exposed tattoos.

Now that we got those things out of the way, here are some great tattoos for nurses you can draw inspiration from.

1A simple tattoo of the symbolic Caduceus

2A tattoo merging a variation of the Caduceus symbol and a stethoscope

3Looking for something cool?

4A lifetime commitment

5Everyday is a beautiful day

6A heartbeat for life

7A small tattoo with a deep meaning

8When nursing is your passion

See Also: Can Nurses Have Tattoos Or Piercings?

9The kind of stethoscope that can last you for a while

10A cute nurse owl

11…because not all heroes wear capes.

12To keep things in perspective

13A stylish tattoo of a nurse with roses

14A colorful image of a gypsy nurse

15An old school nurse tattoo

Which of these tattoos for nurses did you find interesting? See more nurse tattoos from other websites in the Internet.

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