last comment by Minda K.
almost 2 years ago
From Anna with love .
HiI just adore tattoos and I am working as a (preschool) teacher.I do have 4 tattoos (2 tribals, the eye of RA, and Comic Witchblade)I am 31 years old and got my first at the age of 21...As you see my tattoos are "personally" or special...I would never get skulls/flowers/fish ....tattoos...well thats "in" now....but I want to have my "own" ideas...I' ve got some problems with some parents- they thought I had a negative influence on their children:-))) It made me sad...but one of my ideas is to teach acceptance for beeing individual...Sorry for my bad engl.....I hope you understand my point:-)
almost 3 years ago
From Anna with love .
Yeah,I agree;-))I tried to explain...but you know, some people don't want to understad.....but I will still go my own way...Currently I am teaching in Germany...
March 19, 2012
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I want soo many piercing and tattoos , but unfortunately i cant if i'm going to continue in my job :(All of my tattoos are somewhat hidden and they mean something personal to me, i wouldn't get a tattoo if it didn't ! I feel like i would be more likely to regret it if i did but there's lots of lovely ones i've seen that are meaningless but just not for me . My first one was on my 18th birthday, down the nape of my neck i dont think anyone in my family really gave a f**k about it actually they paid for it lol ! x
Just keep them covered in the school, shouldn't be too difficult.
i understand why the parents would be concerned. they probably still believe the stereotype that tattoos=bad and it's something they don't want their children to see. well, it's their children and they have a right to voice out their concerns (though i don't agree with that thinking).i think the best way to go about it is to show that you're a capable teacher by being professional (i.e. doing your work well, treating the kids fairly, dressing appropriately) and show them that just because you have tattoos doesn't mean you're a poor teacher. your tattoos can be covered up anyway, it should be easy to conceal them with a blazer or long sleeved shirt of some sort.
yes, Mika, you're so right.I love my job and it means so much to me, if my kids go home with a smile, having a good day..I'm sorry for my englisch, hope you all understand what I mean:-)))
March 20, 2012
Tattoos are beautiful. I have plenty of my own that I absolutely value so much. I guess some people just dont see that value that you have for them. Which makes them narrow minded. Your tattoos might have some effect on kids, but they're still too young to understand the concept at all. You look awesome btw.
July 25, 2012
From a pierced teacher, you are awesome!
At my elementary school, almost all my teachers had tattoo's. At a young age I gained even more respect for those teachers who wore tattoos because they where expressing themselves compared to those that wore the typical black trouser pants and plain top. I think it's important and necessary for you to be yourself with the children so that they have a mindset that it's normal to be themselves, after all during those years are when they are most willing to learn and accept truths.
Sue Ellen H.
I've had teachers with tattoos before and honestly I felt like it made them a little bit cooler! I think that, with the times, people don't view tattoos as a mark of being a criminal or a dead beat or anything like that. I actually plan on becoming a high school teacher and also plan on having tattoos so hopefully my students feel the same way I do haha (:
I've always wondered why tattoos aren't as socially acceptable as they should be. You're a teacher, your capability of learning isn't lower just because you've got a pair of tattoos.The best teacher I ever had had some tattoos. It feels like people who have tattoos are more open-minded - which is really good if you're working with different types of kids. Just my two cents based on my experiences.
I love tattoos and doesn´t see the problems with it, but there is people that do.AND since I do not really know whether it will become more accepted at work, I am afraid that tattoos will be to my disadvantage when I apply for a job. It makes me doubt if I should make a tatto or not ._.
July 26, 2012
i love tattoos and in future i'm going to be a teacher ;) so i think it's fine if they are not to obviously ,thats also the reason why i have 2 tattoos on my hip so i can cover up them.Teacher have to be serious persons ;)
August 13, 2012
Tattoos are great! Everyone is entitled to have them I believe and just because you have Tattoos does not mean you have to limit your career options.
August 14, 2012
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October 25, 2012
a good person is still a good person if they have tattoos, it's weird that some people don't get that
Kids need to learns to accept others as early as possible. It is parents complaining that re-inforces the 'tattoos are bad and therefor you are bad' mentality. If people stopped acting to this assumption, in 2 generations no one would consider it.
I think its okay to have tattoos, I once saw a doctor once who has his arms tattooed and looked so badass with the leather studded jacket and all, yet he look quite nice when dealing with other patients + the fact that he saves lives/The concept of tattoos being synonymous to badass is just stereotypical.
October 26, 2012
I think it's pretty cool. Having tattoos shouldn't affect one's work.:)
i think... your profession doesnt always make you, you. sometimes its just what you do or its just a job and doesnt entirely express who that person is. so a tattooed teacher is just as cool!
It's probably to do with the fact that tattoos used to be done in prison, so someone with tattoos was certain to have committed a crime. But that hasn't been the case for at least 50 years now, it's more a work of art these days than a sign of some deviant behaviour. ;-)I have two tattoos myself, but I can choose to cover them up if I need to, so that helps when people are prejudiced. I think you're very cool, with a very individual and brilliant sense of style and judging from your smile a good sense of humour. :DSo with you as their preschool teacher your little students can only benefit from being around someone like you!
November 2, 2012
I love them. i have 4 and will take at least 2 more. Nothing wrong with them or that teacher is having them. IT'S not the fifties anymore, thank god for that.
November 20, 2012
With or without the tattoo, you can not make everyone happy. So do what feels right to you. Parents would actually have to look at the quality of lessons that the teacher gives to their child(ren), not the appearance. Now there are exceptions, and it always plays a role but it should not be the predominant factor.
THE GREAT NORTH WEST,
I'd say follow your heart. If it's what makes YOU happy and you aren't hurting anyone then go with it. Live and let live :) Also if it helps. I LOVE tattoos that mean something or the ones that are a way of showing off individuality. Also I have to say that when I see a guy with a tattoo... just makes them even more attractive. And if I see a girl with a tattoo... I just think it makes them look pretty badass! :)
April 12, 2013
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