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A tattooed nurses son slams hospital dress codes
The INSIDER Summary:
- Jordan Miller wrote a Facebook post taking down hospital dress codes that require tattoos to be concealed.
- He was upset because his mother is a nurse who has tattoos.
- "My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time everyday and save a life," he wrote.
- His post is going viral.
Whether it's covering up in long sleeves for an interview or actually being passed over for a job, tattoo owners are subject to discrimination.
The past few years have seen a positive change in the perception of body ink, but some industries, including hospitals and medical offices, have dress codes that require tattoos to be concealed.
Keeping covered can be difficult if your full sleeves are as badass as Jordan Miller's mom, a tattooed nurse who has dealt with strict hospital dress codes.
After hearing his mom's frustration, Miller went on Facebook to tell hospitals why his mom's patients don't care if her tats are visible or not.
"I've seen my mom pull a lady out of a car before it fills with smoke and she suffocates," he started.
"I've seen her do stitches on an injured person on the side of the road following a car accident. I've seen her come home after a 12-hour shift, dead tired after dealing with an abusive patient all day, and get back up and do it again the next day. She's come home after holding a baby in her hands and watching it take their last breath. She's saved a drug addicts life after overdosing in the hospital bed.
Tattoos don't define the person.
My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time everyday and save a life."
His mom's tattoos don't keep her from doing her job, nor do they distract patients or cause them to distrust her.
Body ink — no matter how much or where you have it — is an expression of art on someone's skin. It does not reflect on the person's ability to do their job.
According to CareerCast, registered nurse is one of the 10 toughest jobs to fill in 2019. And in the next six years, nursing will grow by 16%.
Priority-wise, hospitals NEED qualified, dedicated nurses like Miller's mom — dress code be damned.
And the internet totally agrees.
"Society focuses on the wrong qualities. The skin is an organ. It's function is as a line of defense. It's that simple.
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