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Posted on February 24, 2017 3:21 am
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ZaBuBy
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Tattoos
I am interested in knowing some schools' policies are for teacher tattoos. Are they to covered at all times? What if a teacher has one on their ankle, wrist, behind ear? I would like to know from teachers whom have received teaching positions with tattoos, just how the rules are.
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 24, 2017 4:12 am

Lynn Krivoruchka
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I have talked to several teachers that have tattoos and others that do not, about how they got their job. They all said it all depends on the principal. Some principals are tough on tattoos and others do not mind as long as there are no inappropriate tattoos visible. You should cover-up as best as you can for an interview and when you are there, I would ask their policy on tattoos.
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Kathy Allen
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I think this is a good idea!
  Posted on: February 23, 2018 7:54 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 24, 2017 11:24 pm

LuLyHa
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I would recommend covering the tattoo during the interview if possible. I have a tattoo and it is on my foot. I can easily hide it if necessary, but no one has ever said anything to me about it. However, anytime I go for an interview for anything, I make sure it's covered. I know at other schools teachers can show their tattoos without fear while others have to have them covered. It truly depends on the school and the hiring committee.
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WeDyje
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I agree i think you should cover up your tattoos for an interview
  Posted on: July 6, 2018 1:35 pm

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Posted July 8, 2017 6:03 pm

eLaGag
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It all depends on the school/district's policies, as well as the principle. In most cases, it's expected to have tattoos hidden when on the job. I have met quite a few teachers who don't have to hide their tattoos, as long as they are not inappropriate. Some of the appropriate tattoos teachers have had are flowers, quotes, breast cancer ribbons, animals, etc. Something they'd want hidden is nudity, cursing, violence, horror, etc. To be safe, I would hide any visible tattoos if you are unaware of the policies your school, or expected school, has.
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Solution 4
Posted July 3, 2017 8:22 pm

ynaHah
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Great post being that there are no real rules on Tattoos at school. Hid them for interview purposes but after that tattoos are fine as long as they are appropriate. example of something inappropriate would be a Naked lady. Flowers, quote, butterfly, etc you're fine.
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Posted July 10, 2017 1:54 am

eSaTag
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I know that a lot of schools want teachers to have tattoos covered. Yet I have seen teachers with small tattoos showing.
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Posted July 7, 2017 2:59 am

MeRepe
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It's all dependent on the school and the principal. Though when you go to an interview it's always good to cover it up so you look even more professional. Times are changing now so it's much more acceptable depending on the school.
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Solution 7
Posted March 6, 2017 2:27 am

Andrea Howey
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I seen and heard teachers are allowed to have tattoos
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Posted July 10, 2017 1:00 am

Yeilin Ramirez
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Every school is different and has their own personal preference when it comes to teachers and their appearances. Now a days, most schools are perfectly fine with tattoos as long as they are appropriate. This means no gang affiliations, no nudity, no foul language or anything you would not want children to see. Typically, private or religious schools prohibit tattos but it is best to simple as the principle.
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Posted October 7, 2018 11:42 pm

NaPeqe
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It is case by case. Some schools can be really strict, some can be lenient. I have seen teachers with visible tattoos. Just make sure the ones that can be seen are tasteful.
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Solution 10
Posted February 23, 2018 8:46 pm

Kenneth Allen
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Teachers are suppose to cover up their tattoos. If the teacher was hired with a visible tattoo behind the ear, then the board of education need to review that teacher's position.
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Solution 11
Posted February 23, 2018 9:28 pm

jaDehy
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As an intern with tattoos, I have not personally had anyone come up to me to tell me that my tattoos need to be covered, not even the principal. I believe that it is best look up the school's policies and teacher's handbook on this issue.
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Solution 12
Posted February 25, 2018 4:40 pm

LuSaNa
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I've noticed that most principals don't mind tattoos as long as they are appropriate. For your interview I would still cover up and ask them what their policy is on tattoos.
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Solution 13
Posted February 25, 2018 6:58 pm

eSaPaz
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I am currently an intern at a middle school and have a full sleeve. I talked with my cooperating teacher about this and she has absoutly no issues with them. I have seem quite a few teachers on the campus with them where they are clearly visable. I have also talked with the current principal about this and was even offered a job after graduating (im a second level intern). While he has absoutly no issues with the tattoos we did discuss how that is totally up to the principal at the school on the tattoo tollerance.
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Solution 14
Posted October 7, 2018 10:36 pm

eVeQat
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I know that a lot of schools want teachers to have tattoos covered. Having said that their are tattoos that you can't cover them. It comes down to two things one your principal and if the tattoos are not negative ones.
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Solution 15
Posted October 3, 2017 10:18 pm

aNaMeJ
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From doing internships, I have seen teachers with smaller tattoos, but when going on an interview I feel like first impression is very important and tattoos school be covered to look more professional!
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