I'm considering getting a tattoo done, but in the future I plan to become a teacher. Would getting a tattoo effect me getting a job in teaching, or does it depend upon where/what the tattoo is?
I mean obviously if it is in a location where it can be covered up by general office wear then I see no reason why it would be a problem. But if it was somewhere like wrist or forearm, where you might not want to cover it with clothing in hot weather then some strict schools might look down on it, though to be honest I don't think they could use it as a reason not to employ you. It might just stoke their prejudices about tattoos when you went for interview is all.
I used to work at the science museum and we had teachers and school groups in all the time, and once had a primary school teacher come in with a young male teacher probs in late twenties with tattoos on his forearms, flesh tunnels, and ear piercings (though some of these may only have been in because it was school trip day. I don't know if he dresses different on normal days. I assume maybe so, seeing as he was wearing converse). He was also one of the best teachers I have met so far, if you consider a good teacher to be one who has his class completely enthralled when he speaks. Literally, a class of like 7-8 year olds, shut up completely without shouting or coaxing, simply because he started talking. Amazing. Never seen anything like it since.
Loads of my teachers had tattoos, mostly on their backs which we rarely saw. It shouldnt be a problem, unless its offensive or in a really prominent place. ALso, even when covering PE you would be unlikely to have to actually do the sport with them.
just depends where you have it,
for teaching id say not anywhere were it can be seen
Well not if you want to teach in a school with a good reputation they tend to care ALOT about what image they put accross,
also what age you want to teach i think matters
Iv never had a teacher who had a tattoo that i know of.
if you really want one go get one, just somewhere you can cover it
i want to get a teeny black heart on my foot or wrist, i figured if its small enough a bracelet or watch will cover it
plus i have enough scars already a little tattoo will draw attention away lol
One of my Physics teachers had whopping tattoos on his biceps and you could see them through his shirt when he didn't wear a jacket. He rode a motorbike to work and apparently used to be a punk 'back in the day'. He was actually awesome.
Ahahaha I so hope that's true. My old teachers wouldn't know what hit them.