Pursue A Career As A Nurse
Removery has researched and interviewed nurses to find the most relevant information for those that want to pursue a career in health care.
Ultimately, tattoos can be hidden with makeup or covered with clothing but for some, removing visible tattoos is the only option to move forward in their career. If you think that you need to remove a tattoo to become a nurse, Removery is here to help.
Can Nurses And Medical Professionals Have Tattoos?
It depends! The American Nurses Association has no official rules or regulations on whether it is acceptable for nurses to have tattoos. Regulations are in the hands of the facility and their individual policies on tattoos in the healthcare industry. Even if a facility does not have a tattoo policy in place, there might be a social stigma on nurses with visible tattoos. It’s almost always prohibited to have facial tattoos even if the facility has no official tattoo policy against facial tattoos. Hospitals, healthcare facilities, schools, and nursing homes will often have different policies based on where you work, and who you work with.
Some Common Body Art Policies For Nurses:
- Must cover up any tattoo completely with long sleeves or bandages
- No tattoos above the collar, or below the elbow allowed
- No visible tattoos when wearing scrubs
- Large or offensive imagery must be concealed