Does have anyone have a tattoo policy? We are considering offering a position to a young lady but she has a tattoo on her wrist.
Our policy is simply if you have a visible tattoo ie, arms, neck, then it should be covered with a plaster whilst working. There are several girls in our employ who have visible tattoos and have no issue with covering them up.
I don't have a tattoo policy however this is under consultation as we speak.
One of the key factors here is that of ensuring we do not discriminate on the grounds of what by some is considered as body art and by others as cultural acceptance in particular when henna tattoos are worn as a celebratory adornment.
It could be challenged that they are one of the same.
I think it depends on the comfort level of your patients and practitioners. We hired someone with one tattoo about a year ago. She now has several and they are getting to be quite invasive. Some patients are very uncomfortable to be looking up at the nurse and all of her tattoos. We now fear that it she might be considering having some on her face.
I manage a high end private practice In Henley on Thames
2 of our nurses have tattoos on their wrists.
We do not have tattoo policy, I do not feel that it affects their work in any shape or form or how the practice is seen.
The girls are all well-presented, good at their work and highly competent.
We don't have a long policy, but we have a statement that everyone has signed linked to the contract, which states any body piercings, body art or extravagant hairstyles and jewellery are not to be on show due to the nature of the job, and all staff signed it. We haven't encountered any issues.