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Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 09:02 PM

I have one tatoo currently on my right wrist, it is my recovery tattoo.
I DO NOT regret it or where I placed it even if it means I won't get a certin job...I have been foucused on getting into Forensic Science, but also thinking about being a Secondary Education Biology Teacher, but can a teacher be discriminated again for having a visible tattoo, and not be allowed to teach?


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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 10:21 PM

Not so sure, since my Art teacher in high school had a couple tattoos, but they weren't visible when he wore t-shirts (an arm band and something else upper-arm). However, sometimes he wore sleeveless t-shirts, so his tattoos were occasionally visible. It may depend on the school atmosphere, the class, etc.

It'd be better to ask around to teachers, or school boards.
   
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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 10:26 PM

Legally I don't think so because I'd consider it under a same category as racism based on skin colour. However, that does not mean it may occur depending on how large the tattoo is and what exactly is says/shows. If you're concerned for the interview or for some of the teaching, then wear long-sleeve shirts or simply have jewlerry or a watch on the wrist.

Depending on the employer, they may disregard it or they may be concerned over its impact on fellow employees/students. There's also a chance of concern over your overall mental well-being by seeing it because it is a sign that at some point, you were unstable. If you are stable and can clearly display that, then it may be less of a concern.

One of my TA's in third year biology does have tattoos that are visible but they're more spiritual than yours so there's no problem for his (plus they're not big and few of them).
   
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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 10:35 PM

It used to be that if you worked for a public sector and had tattoos they HAD to be covered up, i dont think its as strict now as it were then though.
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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 10:52 PM

I think it would depend on the nature of the tattoo, like what it looked like, how big it was, nd what their policy is on it. I'd ask them if it's something your interested in doin. If they wont let you teach because of a tattoo, then just cover it up





   
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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 11:06 PM

Pretty sure that around here, it can't be seen.
   
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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 11:07 PM

It is not that big, it is from maybe the widest point finger tip to little less then my knuckle wide and goes around my whole wrist. It is just one large rose, four butterflies and then on the underside where most people don't notice is a razorblade.


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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 11:12 PM

I don't think it should be a problem most of my teachers had tattoos..


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Re: Teaching and Tattoos - April 29th 2010, 11:13 PM

I don't see how it could come under being offensive or rascist, I think it may be okay but you would have to ask.

I worked in a nursery when i was doing childcare, and I have a treble clef on my spine, like in the bottom of my back, when you bend over you can see it.. They said aslong as it wasnt always on show it was okay, and I have 2 music notes on my wrist, they said aslong as i didnt make a show of it, it was fine.

Did you know that If i passed my written interview with the police force they would have let me in with my tattoo on my wrist, being on show all the time.

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