Who has tattoos?

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  1. txbelle

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    Hi ya'll!

    How many of you have tattoos? I was also curious about the different policies regarding tattoos in different areas.

    If you have a teaching tattoo, I would love to see it!

    Edited to add- I have a butterfly on my ankle, a star with the Texas flag inside on the back of my neck...and I've had my eyebrows done too.
     
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  3. cocobean

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    Me!
    I have three: Roman numerals on my foot, butterfly on my back, alchemy symbols on my inner forearm. All of which have been visible at one point or another.
    Admin has no issue with visible tattoos. Granted, no one has any that are inappropriate for school (or at least those are seen!) I work in California, small district in the desert.
     
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    I have six tattoos and the schools I have been in have had no issue with it. I have two on my back two on my wrists, one on my forearm and one on front shoulder.
     
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    None for me, but it is not a problem in my district.
     
  6. Ima Teacher

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    I have 8 tattoos. They can be all covered easily if needed, but it’s not an issue in my district. We are a rural, conservative district, but it hasn’t been a problem. I didn’t get my first tattoo until I was 43, so I was already well-established in my teaching career by then.

    • owl on outside of right calf
    • beach-themed sugar skull on right thigh
    • stargazer lily on side of right upper thigh
    • skull/flowers and locket/key on side of left upper thigh
    • moth on outside of left ankle
    • flowers on top of left shoulder
    • anchor and “never hold me down” on my left shoulder (coordinates with my husband’s)
    • cross on right forearm

    I have a friend who does all my tattoos. He takes my ideas and turns them into something I love.

    My husband also had tattoos, and he is also a teacher. His aren’t ever visible at work, though.
     
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    None for me but I have multiple piercings on my ears. Tattoos aren’t an issue, my admin has two full arm sleeves and he is always wearing short sleeved shirts. Many teachers also have tattoos in visible places and it’s never been an issue.
     
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    I personally don’t have any.

    Tattoos are a non-issue in my district.
     
  9. futuremathsprof

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    I think tattoos are gross, personally, and have none and will never get any. They are not permitted at my private school and have to be covered in their entirety at all times.
     
  10. TrademarkTer

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    Yeah, tattoos are gross, but you and your colleagues openly discuss bunion surgery.
     
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    Uh, the only reason why I mentioned the bunionectomy was because I’ve seen how traditional bunion surgery is done and the amount of scarring it causes. Otherwise, I would not have brought it up. A one time occurrence is not an “open discuss[ion].”

    Grasping at straws, aren’t we, just to be “combative”? :D

    Good one, I guess. You got me.
     
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  12. Ima Teacher

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    I realize that plenty of people have no interest in tattoos, but exactly what makes them "gross"?
     
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    I am not passing judgment on anyone. What makes them gross to ME is that you are permanently scarring (mutilating) your skin with inks to have images permanently etched into your skin. Another reason is that people take tattooing way too far. For example, look up cultural tattoos and some sects of society take it to the extreme and it is just nasty. I wouldn’t mind someone having a very small tattoo if it was innocuous and they had no more than one or two tops, but when they just keep inking and inking, it gets sickening to me. It’s like people who overexercise and get the permanent beer gut because they’re so muscular and have massive veins popping out of everywhere. It’s unappealing to look at it.
     
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    Don't have any (nor do I plan to), and don't know of any particular rules.

    (And to note: the OP didn't ask what each of you thought of tattoos. "Gross" is a subjective word that can be debated forever, but in the end will never be resolved because it's a personal opinion.)
     
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    This is true.
     
  16. Ima Teacher

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    I was curious because I’d never heard the word gross used to describe tattoos.

    I made sure all of mine are easily covered because I know they aren’t acceptable for many people or places. I usually keep mine covered around my mom because she doesn’t care for them.
     
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    I respect this. Thank you for being courteous to others.
     
  18. txbelle

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    I feel your post was a touch judgmental with words like "gross" and "nasty". However, you have the right to your opinion and as adults we don't always have to agree. Tattoos sometimes have deep personal meanings and it can be easy for a person to be a little touchy about how you phrased your opinion.

    I find tattoos very artistic, full of expression, and (most of the time) beautiful. I also know that they are not for everyone...to each their own.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :)
     
  19. TrademarkTer

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    The prof is a worse instigator than I am, and that's saying a lot!! Don't take his sayings to heart.
     
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  20. txbelle

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    I won't :D
     
  21. futuremathsprof

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    ;)
     

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