EMS Tattoos

detox187

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So I searched around the forum a little for a tattoo thread. I figured I would post a pic of my newest tattoo which is a blend of a traumatic injury and the star of life. Let me know what you think!

 

DrankTheKoolaid

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Picture of my body suit in the works in my profile. Traditional japanese
 

medic417

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Glad to see it can be covered while at work.
 

DrankTheKoolaid

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yeah can be covered completely. Except when im in scrubs i have to where a t-shirt underneath the top to keep the top of it from creeping over the lowish neckline of scrubs
 

JeffDHMC

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I wonder how many folk in other lines of work carry tattoos that have something to do with that work?
 

harkj

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everybody i work with has a star of life tattoo somewhere on their body and some of them cant be covered by the uniform but as long as its not offensive you do not have to cover your tattoos
 

medic417

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If they are not covered you might as well not show up for work as you will just be sent home.
 

Ridryder911

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everybody i work with has a star of life tattoo somewhere on their body and some of them cant be covered by the uniform but as long as its not offensive you do not have to cover your tattoos
Might want to check out JEMS issue regarding this as the majority of EMS has policies with "no visible".

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Sasha

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everybody i work with has a star of life tattoo somewhere on their body and some of them cant be covered by the uniform but as long as its not offensive you do not have to cover your tattoos
I dont understand why people want to tattoo themselves with a symbol that represents something you may or may not be doing next year.
 

ki4mus

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I dont understand why people want to tattoo themselves with a symbol that represents something you may or may not be doing next year.
becouse even if I'm not doing this in a year (though personally I fully plan to) the star of life has been a major part of my life for the past 4 years and always been in my life as I pretty much grew up in an ambulance...The closest friends and family that I have ware a blue star or a red cross... I ware the star on my clothes almost everyday, why not see to it that I always have it on me? I'm certainly not ashamed of it...
 

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I have a work in progress. The outline is done. I just need it colored.

It's a Maltese cross with a helmet in the middle with my station number and such.

Yea, I might not be at that station forever. But it's the first place I vollied at. In 2007 I lived there and had the time of life riding with some good fire fighters and emts who also lived there.

When I look at I remember them. It's for me to always look at and remember the bonds ive formed with those guys.
 

medic417

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I have a work in progress. The outline is done. I just need it colored.

It's a Maltese cross with a helmet in the middle with my station number and such.

Yea, I might not be at that station forever. But it's the first place I vollied at. In 2007 I lived there and had the time of life riding with some good fire fighters and emts who also lived there.

When I look at I remember them. It's for me to always look at and remember the bonds ive formed with those guys.
Wouldn't a picture on the wall with all members of that service allow the same if not better recall?
 

VentMedic

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I have a work in progress. The outline is done. I just need it colored.

It's a Maltese cross with a helmet in the middle with my station number and such.

Yea, I might not be at that station forever. But it's the first place I vollied at. In 2007 I lived there and had the time of life riding with some good fire fighters and emts who also lived there.

When I look at I remember them. It's for me to always look at and remember the bonds ive formed with those guys.
Even the older veterans who were once very proud of their military tattoos are now very saddened at the way their body is no longer doing justice to what was one a symbol they were proud of. Many will now keep the tattoo covered to avoid embarrassing questions about "what was that" as the aging process has totally distorted the image that they once cherished as a proud memory. Many probably wish they had gotten photographs of their memories instead of a tattoo.
 

Sasha

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Even the older veterans who were once very proud of their military tattoos are now very saddened at the way their body is no longer doing justice to what was one a symbol they were proud of. Many will now keep the tattoo covered to avoid embarrassing questions about "what was that" as the aging process has totally distorted the image that they once cherished as a proud memory. Many probably wish they had gotten photographs of their memories instead of a tattoo.
Plus one. My grandfather was a career navy man. He has tattoos on both his forearms, when asked by a younger family member what they were, he told them (could not tell, they look like big black ink blotches and he is a thin and lean man.) and also added it was the worst decision he had ever made and has regretted it for years and often wears long sleeves in public to cover them.

Pictures don't ruin your skin
 

Brandon O

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I don't get the whole tatoo thing, isn't enough that you got your glow in the dark patch?
Yeah, I'm planning on getting a full-torso tattoo in fluorescent ink of those sweet high-visibility vests.
 

harkj

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Might want to check out JEMS issue regarding this as the majority of EMS has policies with "no visible".

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i should have phrased that as the company i work you are allowed to have visible tattoos as long as they are not offensive.
 

HNcorpsman

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some people get tattoos, not to look good, or be cool... but they get them because it represents something they stand for, or something they did in their life... i have one tattoo that (to me) represents my family, where i grew up, and where i am from... another which represents (to me) my medical time in the navy, but its not a star of life or a caduceus... also have a tattoo that represents my passion for rock climbing... and i am about to get a japanese half sleeve representing my time living in japan... ironically it will intertwine with my tattoo that represents where i am from, and where i grew up... i will always be able to tell a story about my tattoos...

i do think how it will affect me in the future... but i like to live in the present. just got to find a department, that will let me wear a long sleeved uniform...
 

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