I personally don't have a problem with it, but I do think they should try to cover them up as much as they can. Not b/c they're bad, but b/c they shouldn't be the focus. Along with tattoos, how do you feel about teachers who drink? The whole time I was in school, you didn't know that your teacher had a life outside of school. Then, shortly after I graduated, they got a few new younger teachers in there and all of a sudden there was a group of about 6 teachers, elementary and high school, who go to the local bars all the time. I don't care if teachers drink or what they do, as long as if it's not appropriate behavior, then they should keep it under wraps. These few teachers have gotten such a reputation, and the high school kids gossip about their lives like their in hs with them. For example, the principal of the elem. was in a relationship where they would fight, physically, at the bar or at home. The gf finally got kicked out/left the relationship, but I'm wondering what kind of message this is sending the kids who are supposed to look up to him?
I don't see anything wrong with tatoos. If they are inappropriate, cover them up, otherwise, I don't see that it is anyone elses business, possibly just another way for parents to be nosy. Kids will ask what the tattoo means, then not take much notice of it. As for teachers drinking outside of school, they are adults, who have lives outside of their jobs. Yes, our children look up to them, as they do many adults. Saying that anything that happens in any adults life outside of their job affects how they do their job, sounds hypocrytical to me. Does it affect how the said teacher or principal does his job? Surely your kids don't think that you're perfect, they notice more than they let on, my daughter recently let me know that SHE knows when I go out for Girl's Night with with my mom friends, it's just an excuse for us to get drunk. She has also witnessed me and other adults that are important in her life get into disagreements, etc. But it doesn't mean she doesn't respect me, and it doesn't mean I don't do my job when it comes to being a good mommy. Adults have lives, children need to know that. With their teachers, parents and any adult that they look up to.
I agree that if it's distracting, it should be minimized so as to avoid the issue entirely. I have no tatoos and hope to god that my girls don't get them either - but a lot of my friends and my sister all have tatoos!
Teachers are allowed a personal life. They, like all professionals, should keep it personal. I never went into work on a Monday and discussed which club I was at over the weekend or if I met a cute boy. I was there to teach, not to discuss my social life.
But teachers must also set an example for children. If you don't like it, don't become a teacher. We must always be aware of our "status" in the community. If we want to be treated like professionals, we must remember to act the part.
there is nothing wrong with tatoos. i have 3 of them myself. i have a butterfly on my left ankle, i have a mother and child on my right sholder kind of on my back, and on my lower back i have a pink italian horn with the words itailian princess latin. i mean tatoos are ok, but if the teacher had a giant pot leaf tatooed on them i would then be worried. or if they were like my hubby and had over 25 tatoos...thats just horrible! but it just a cosemetic thing it isnt stopping her from teaching the kids. when i was in high school on of the best female teachers i have ever had had a huge tatoo that covered her whole arm, but she got me thru chemistry with A's and B's
My 11th grade HS teacher had a tattoo, and it was slightly distracting. Not to me, cause I didnt care, but it was distracting to some of my fellow male classmates. It was just a simple rose on her ankle. She was what the boys in my class called "hot", and many of them wanted a hook-up. The tattoo just added to her "hot-ness". She shrugged all the guys off (very professionally I might add), and continued with her lesson. As a teacher and a person, I thought she was wonderful.
I do think, however, that it would be best to try and cover them up in a field like that. I have two tattoos myself, a tiger on my calf muscle, and a horse on my lower back. I was a hostess, and I had to keep mine covered. It just cuts down on the distraction factor, especially if it is inappropriate.
I don't have a problem with it lol I have 5 tattoos & I'm a cna...Personally I feel like this its whatever floats your boat. Long as you are doing your job everything will be fine. But the minute you step outside your boundries (i.e. job description, morals or code of ethics) well, that's when we have a problem
I have three large ones that I decided to get in area that could be covered for personal reason. My mom is a teachr and has one, my dad helps in her class and has 20 plus. I was a nanny and usually had them covered for interviews but rocked them on a daily bases. My kids I watched stared at first, then asked what they were and why I had them and then proudly told there parents about the art I had when they came home that night. It was cute to see how differnt ages processed something that was diffent then what they had ever seen before.
I feel that I enlighted this family to how not to judge for things like tattoos and peircing, whch I also have in plan sight. If your child is never exposed to things when they do see it they will stare and could be rude about it. Well rounded sounds nicer to me.
And like a previousm poster said she knows more mommies then teacher with them.