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I'm just wondering how you personally would feel about being treated in a hospital by someone who has tattoos. To make this more specific, let's say the situation is NOT an emergency. Does how you feel change based on the amount or placement
I'm just wondering how you personally would feel about being treated in a hospital by someone who has tattoos. To make this more specific, let's say the situation is NOT an emergency. Does how you feel change based on the amount or placement of the tattoos? or the level of treatment (ie doctor versus nurses and other medical staff)? Feel free to comment on what you think might be too many tattoos or inappropriate areas.
I really think this may be a generational/age thing. We are "older" and as much as I know Tattoo's have become "common", they simply say something inside that makes me feel uncomfortable. First impressions are everything and you can "never make a first impression a second time". The moment I see a Tattoo, or facial piercing, etc, it says "scary". Sorry...just the truth. It says the person is not concerned about their appearance or what "anyone else thinks". That may be fine for them, however, when I want someone to CARE for my health, I want someone who DOES conform to a certain extent. I want someone who is MAINSTREAM and STABLE, and so I would NOT feel comfortable with a doctor walking in the room with a bunch of tattoos. Just my honest take.
Sorry...I will take this one step further. I have almost never, EVER walked out on a restaurant seating, but a few months ago, we were seated at a "family dining" place and when the waitress came up, she had multiple lip, ear and nose piercings. I felt actual waves of nausea looking at this previously attractive young lady who made herself look like she had been in a motor vehicle accident and suffered multiple shrapnel wounds, with the metal still sticking out. I asked my hubby to PLEASE leave with me, NOW...explaining why when we got out the door. I swear I would have tossed my cookies looking at her SELF damaged face. All I could think of was 1. how sad she did this to herself and 2. I BET before she is 30, SHE will regret it. We still live in a world where people ARE judged by how they look and present. This is NORMAL and NATURAL. A wolf is welcomed by other wolves when their ears are down. If they approach with a "style" with teeth bared, they are going to be attacked or killed. I firmly believe we have certain hard wired "friend or foe" programming that we are born with. When we deliberately choose to make ourselves look scary to others, then WE have chosen the eventual rejection and scorn we might face. I bet that young lady waitress was probably a nice girl, working hard to earn her pay, but I simply was physically ill seeing her. I wonder if she understood HER choices could have that kind of effect on people (since I bet I am NOT the only one).
Tattoos are not usually that bad....but some folks are SO over the top...
I don't get it.