Monday, March 16, 2009

Tatoos...


I'll be perfectly honest... I've wanted to get a tatoo for a long time but my hubby is not so fond of the idea and his opinion means a lot to me. If I ever decided to change my mind and get a tatoo, it would have to be in a rather inconspicuous area due to the fact that I am a nurse and tatoos are frowned upon. So, you see, it would need to be in an area easily covered by my scrubs!

I was watching a show on tatoos last night and it was talking about the view on tatoos in Thailand. The citizens of Thailand get tatoos for protection against anything that would threaten their life whether it be bullets, knives or other things of that nature. Their belief is that a tatoo holds mistic powers that are put in place by the tatooer himself by "charging it" with mystic energy. A man would tatoo himself on any free expanse of skin and have it "recharged" during a yearly ceremony held at the temple by monks who are also the ones who do the tatooing using a single needle and their own hand power. They say that the pain experienced by the person being tatooed is entrancing. The tatooee falls into a trance from a combination of the pain and the power of the tatoo. Hmm... I wonder... A nurses worst enemy is a needle stick...

3 comments:

PeacefulWmn9 said...

I've had a small tattoo on my tummy, near the left hip bone, since I was 36. Precautions make it safe. It is just a little secret between myself, a lover, or the doctor : ))

Karen

Nurse Nightingale said...

I am actually kinda wondering about the idea that a tatoo can protect you from harm... I might need a little tatoo/sheild to help me keep my record of not sticking myself with used needles at work. I actually had a professor who suffered from the effects of Hepatitis C due to getting stuck by an infected needle. Its a nurses worst nightmare!!! I was kinda thinking of my leg somewhere...

An English Shepherd said...

A small one somewhere you can cover it up sounds like a good idea :-)