Tattoos?

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  1. teacherguy111

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    Hey guys,
    Would teachers with tattoos be allowed to teach in your district? I have a couple but they do not show when I am at school. I feel like if pastors nowadays are hired with tattoos, wouldn't teachers probably be allowed too?
    I worked at a christian school before I worked at my current school, we had to cover them at the christian school etc.

    What about at your school?

    Do you think if someone had visible tattoos they wouldn't be offered a job teaching?
     
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  3. 2ndTimeAround

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    Now they would. Five years ago the tattoos would have had to be covered.
     
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    I don't see a problem with it provided the tattoo is school appropriate. :)
     
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    They still have to be covered in my district.
     
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    Tattoos are no big deal in my district.
     
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    We have quite a few teachers with tattoos. I'm one of them. I know three have visible tattoos. Mine only show when I wear shorts, which is only on field day.
     
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    I thought there would be some difference between districts/areas etc.
     
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    I teach in a very small, rural district that is quite conservative.
     
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    Not a problem at all here.
     
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    I know that in my school (a small, rural school) at least 4 teachers have them- likely more. They're not an issue at all and not something they need to worry about hiding as far as I can tell. I guess it would depend on what the tattoo is/says, though. These are female teachers with things like butterflies, roses, etc.
     
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    Most schools are ok with it. I think it depends on content and location. I have 2 and one is in a possibly questionable location (yet tasteful) that is visible but I try to wear shirts that cover it up. Thank goodness for boat neck tees coming back in style! I also have one on my ankle that only students notice when I wear a skirt on warmer days.
     
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    I tested it out and showed my tattoos quite a few times this year, only on really hot days. Nobody said anything and I don't believe it's against our districts policy.
     
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    They're fine in my school. One of our teachers asked our P a couple years ago and he didn't have a problem with it as long as they aren't too distracting. I'd just check with your P.
     
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    One of our department chairs has full ink on his arms and legs (he likes to wear shorts.) The new dean of attendance has quite a few as well. I haven't noticed any obvious ones on female teachers, but I'm sure there are some.

    Obviously not a problem at my school!
     
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    Mrs. K… you are in SoCal you can do whatever you want there lol.
     
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    I'm so glad to read so many positive responses. My daughter is just about to start her sophomore year of college, and she wants to be a teacher. She just got a rather large (IMHO) tattoo on her wrist. I was pretty upset, but I didn't say anything. I figure that as a female she can always cover it with a bulky watch or bracelet. Maybe it's not as big of a deal as I feared.
     
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    :lol: My mom freaked when she saw my tattoo. You're a nice mom.
     
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    My mom has four! She freaked because I went and got mine with a friend when I was 19. It's a small Phantom of the Opera mask with a rose on my shoulder. I've seen lots of teachers with tattoos much bigger and more visible than mine.
     
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    When I worked in public school, the rule was you can't have any visible tattoos (they had to be covered.) I now work in a private school, and we would lose our jobs over having a tattoo. (It is a religious school...you would also get fired for living with your boyfriend/girlfriend without being married, etc.)

    I think a lot of it depends on where you teach. In some parts of the country, no one thinks twice about it. In other places, it is still taboo.
     
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    It really depends on the principal in our district. For instance, at my school, several teachers have very visible tattoos and our P doesn't require they cover them up or hide them. At my old school tattoos were frowned upon and had to be kept hidden.

    I think most principals would be pretty cool about it unless it was an extreme case, like someone with tattoos all over their face and neck or someone with an inappropriate tattoo (ie: like a hate symbol, swear word or vulgar image)

    WOW, that's really strict! Talk about casting the first stone:(
     
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    My mom doesn't know I have mine. I don't care if I am almost 44 years old. She will kill me. After she kills me, she'll probably go after my tattoo artist. (I'm dating him.)
     
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    :lol: My daughter's best friend just got a small tattoo on her ankle. When I asked Lauren if she was tempted, she said that she was. When I told her that her father would kill her, she said that she knows. :lol:
     

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