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2011-12-25 7:59 PM
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Mine is on my calf. I am a coach and wear shorts all the time, but nobody really cares about tats on the practice field...


2011-12-25 10:26 PM
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As an administrator in Taiwan I can tell you that if you ever wanna go to Asia to teach be sure to have it in a place that you can hide during the interview.  We've passed over (not my choice)a couple teachers based on tattoos...
2011-12-25 11:10 PM
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faded_memories - 2011-12-25 6:15 PM

If there is a serious possibility that a tat may not be acceptable in a job setting why risk it? It's hard enough to find or keep a job in this economy, seems like it is a bad idea to give anyone a reason to pass over you for work.

One school may not care, but what if you need to move? Want to transfer to another district? Take a promotion?

If you have to ask where to hide it, perhaps you should ask yourself if it is really worth the trouble.

One possible work-around:  get a blacklight 'clear' tattoo. Invisible under most circumstances, but there when you want to show it off.

 

 

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

2011-12-26 4:03 AM
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I find it interesting that a tattoo would be part of the selection criterion for hiring teachers.

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2011-12-26 6:14 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the 'real' answers to my question. To clarify a few things:

-I didn't even DO a 'corporate logo' event, but the 'coroporate logo' to me, says more than 'iron man distance'

-I don't WANT it to be hidden (in many cases). That is why I posted.

2011-12-26 3:30 PM
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As a teacher of 22 years, once again I say put the tattoo where you want it. You do not have to worry about it preventing you from receiving a promotion because teachers don't get promotions. If an administrator decides not to hire someone based on a tattoo then the administrator has more problems than finding the right person for the job.


2011-12-26 3:38 PM
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fortissmo--well put.
2011-12-26 3:38 PM
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fortissmo--well put. Thanks!
2011-12-26 3:45 PM
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I am a teacher and I have my m-dot on the back of my calf, ankle height, and a swim, bike ,run tat above my ankle on the same leg.  It is visible when I wear skirts, or capris and has never been a problem.  In fact the gym teacher and the office assistant both have a tattoos around their ankles.  
2011-12-26 9:03 PM
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Don't sweat the tattoo criticism.  I have six tattoos (no IM) all covered.  But I all teach at the university level.  Given what I see other professors wear, I think a few tattoos showing wouldn't be a big deal. 
2011-12-26 9:17 PM
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Trilambs - 2011-12-26 12:10 AM

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney, and what "other people" think -- particularly my boss and her boss, jurors, witnesses, victims, and judges -- matters to me. Life may be short, but I love my job and wouldn't risk it to show off my tattoo. I am very proud of my Ironman, and I love my little red CORPORATE () mDot tat, but I'm in a conservative profession.

It's funny that many of my coworkers have tattoos, but we're all on the younger side. THE District Attorney wouldn't appreciate an mDot tat.



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2011-12-27 12:54 PM
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trishie - 2011-12-26 10:17 PM
Trilambs - 2011-12-26 12:10 AM

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney, and what "other people" think -- particularly my boss and her boss, jurors, witnesses, victims, and judges -- matters to me. Life may be short, but I love my job and wouldn't risk it to show off my tattoo. I am very proud of my Ironman, and I love my little red CORPORATE () mDot tat, but I'm in a conservative profession.

It's funny that many of my coworkers have tattoos, but we're all on the younger side. THE District Attorney wouldn't appreciate an mDot tat.

I'm with you Trishie.  As a lawyer you never know what a juror may think. 

I have a  very good friend who is a well respected appellate lawyer with lots of tatoos.  However, when he puts on a suit you cannot see any of them.  He will freely admit that he does not want the appellate judges/justices knowing of his ink fetish for all of the reasons you stated.

2011-12-27 4:47 PM
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I asked my sister, who is an administrator, if a visible tattoo would prevent her from offering a prospective teacher a position. Her reply, "This isn't Disney. There are no appearance rules that state no visible tattoos." She also said that an Ironman tattoo would show determination and dedication.  However, remember she is a principal so I do think she is a little crazy. Wink

2011-12-27 5:33 PM
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Trilambs - 2011-12-26 12:10 AM

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney, and what "other people" think -- particularly my boss and her boss, jurors, witnesses, victims, and judges -- matters to me. Life may be short, but I love my job and wouldn't risk it to show off my tattoo. I am very proud of my Ironman, and I love my little red CORPORATE () mDot tat, but I'm in a conservative profession.

It's funny that many of my coworkers have tattoos, but we're all on the younger side. THE District Attorney wouldn't appreciate an mDot tat.

I'm with you Trishie.  As a lawyer you never know what a juror may think. 

I have a  very good friend who is a well respected appellate lawyer with lots of tatoos.  However, when he puts on a suit you cannot see any of them.  He will freely admit that he does not want the appellate judges/justices knowing of his ink fetish for all of the reasons you stated.

I think common sense should prevail.  In your situation you could have a Tyson tattoo on your face and wouldn't effect me as a juror.  But I can see why you'd keep them covered for that line of work. 

2011-12-27 6:19 PM
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I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney,

 

Sorry to hear that!

2011-12-27 7:20 PM
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Trilambs - 2011-12-26 12:10 AM

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney,

 

Sorry to hear that!

Until you need one...



2011-12-27 7:26 PM
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I'm a fan of tats, I have one on my shoulder blade but please, not on the calf.  I cringe whenever I see a calf tattoo.  

 

That's my non constructive opinion

2011-12-27 9:02 PM
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Trilambs - 2011-12-26 12:10 AM

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney,

 

Sorry to hear that!

Until you need one...

Right !?

And FWIW, I'm a prosecutor, so unless you are a criminal, you should thank me for putting the bad guys away, instead of cracking laywer jokes



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2011-12-27 10:06 PM
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trishie - 2011-12-26 7:17 PM 

 THE District Attorney wouldn't appreciate an mDot tat.

So where'd you put yours then?

(Inquiring minds want to know!)
2011-12-27 10:51 PM
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trishie - 2011-12-27 9:02 PM
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trishie - 2011-12-26 9:17 PM
Trilambs - 2011-12-26 12:10 AM

I don't think the same stereotypes exist with tattoos that existed say even 10 years ago.  They are part of our culture and a norm in society.  I'm in the military and I would easily say that 60-70% of us have tattoos.  I have a full sleeve on my right arm, and when I'm out in town, no one stares, no one does a double take.  I get more people coming up to me telling me how cool it looks, and asking if they can check them out.  That wouldn't have been the case 10-15 years ago.  Life is too short to worry about what other people think, regardless of how bad the economy might be to some.

Really?

I'm an attorney,

 

Sorry to hear that!

Until you need one...

Right !?

And FWIW, I'm a prosecutor, so unless you are a criminal, you should thank me for putting the bad guys away, instead of cracking laywer jokes

Thank you! And when you're off your soap box, you can thank me for serving our country in the United States Navy for the past 10 years, being away fom my wife and newborn daughter for the last 9 months, and preserving your freedoms to post in this forum and right to work as a prosecutor.......deal?



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Trilambs - 2011-12-27 10:51 PM 

Thank you! And when you're off your soap box, you can thank me for serving our country in the United States Navy for the past 10 years, being away fom my wife and newborn daughter for the last 9 months, and preserving your freedoms to post in this forum and right to work as a prosecutor.......deal?

Wow, you're on a roll today.
Where is that "block user" functionality again??? Please mods??
  



2011-12-27 11:37 PM
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goobergirl98 - 2011-12-26 6:14 AM

Thanks to everyone for the 'real' answers to my question. To clarify a few things:

-I didn't even DO a 'corporate logo' event, but the 'coroporate logo' to me, says more than 'iron man distance'



Interesting, so you want a tat for something you didn't do cause it says more to you than a tat on you for what you really did?

I'm very confused.

Why does it even have to say Iron man Why not just Tri or you bib # from the race. You know what your accomplishment was. Unless you get an IM finisher tat, no one will know you did it even with a finisher tat they you might just think you have the tat without finishing.

Guess I never really understood the idea of a tat to memorialize something you did.
2011-12-28 5:40 AM
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 Dave we get it that you don't understand.   You made that abundantly clear on your first post.  Again if you do not like tat's don't get one.  If you do not have anything constructive to add then don't post.  She was not asking your opinion on tat's.



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2011-12-28 8:57 AM
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I got mine on my lower back in the middles
2011-12-28 8:10 PM
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Awesome - an IM tattoo thread only in the third page and already some heat. We have potential to surpass the removed pool/shower thread!

FWIW. I am a clergyperson in a very small conservative small town, and I've been in the tattoo chair 13 times. When I was called here, they knew I had a few. Mine are all currently located so that if I am in long pants and short sleeves, none are visible. Once summer comes, a few are known.

The funny thing is, the ones that are most suitable for viewing by my youth for the teaching of religious themes that they hold, are the ones that would require me to remove more clothing, specifically, my shirt, so they remain seen the least.

OK, so I'm not a teacher but I have some experience with this. You want it seen, but not seen. So, figure out how you dress for school, then where you're not covered as much when not in school, and you have your areas to work with. I'm running out of room, myself. I've arrived at the point in life where if I decide to go forearms, it's not going to be a big deal. I'll still avoid the hands, face and neck. I like being incognito when I choose to be.

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