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I’m a Psychiatric Nurse and I have many tattoos. In this day an age it is not uncommon for most people to have tattoos. My patients (maybe because they’re younger) see my tattoos and they actually start to talk to me about them. I had one patient who wouldn’t say a word but when he noticed my leg tattoo he brightened up and started talking tattoos with me. I use it as a tool to build a trusting relationship. All my tattoos are tasteful too if they were naked ladies or images of death and disease it might be a different case. But for now they help me and I think “covering” them is all but impossible as well as counter productive.

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