Yes I know this is a Doctor, not a teacher….. but point here ^^.
As I blogged earlier, I gave a speech on Wednesday about teachers with tattoos/piercings. My classmates discussed their opinions after I gave some information from research/articles/other blogs.
Most of their opinions were that it really depends on where the tattoo is, what it is of, and where you are teaching at because some schools are more strict than others. A few told stories about some teachers with tattoos that were a little “much” and others that were fine or Awesome!!
One classmate shared her story that one female teacher (who was hot) had a “tramp stamp.” Some of the girls in her class were upset or jealous that the boys in the class were obsessing about how hot she is. The girls complained to the principal about it frequently and it became a negative tattoo because it added to her appeal for the gentlemen in her class (which is a difficult issue on its own). Yet, in the same school, her math teacher had a shoulder/sleeve tattoo with “darker” images. Everyone in his class thought it was an awesome tattoo, and he had no complaints.
This is such a difficult issue because it really is situational. Even in the same school.
I haven’t seen any teachers like this…. but I want to know other people’s opinions on this kind of look. What does this say to students? Parents? Employers?
It’s a tough line to draw because nothing can be categorized and organized into a neat little column of Ok | Not Ok.
Then comes the content of the tattoo as well:
This would be somewhat easy to cover, but still…..
Do any of you have tattoos/piercings that you worry about when it comes to classroom management or appearance in your school?