Saturday, February 21, 2009

I never give advice, but…

Ladies, please hear this… avoid tummy tattoos before your child bearing years!

Years of experience in L&D have taught me that...



delicate rings of tiny flowers become…


Christmas wreaths!


tiny fluttering butterflies become…


hawks!


a simple little name becomes…


a billboard!


I think the look on her face says it all …


“My tats are going to be destroyed by this pregnancy!”


P.S. That tattoo of the little man mowing your... ehem... hair is funny, but you may find it a bit embarrassing when you go to have your baby!

P.P.S. I may be missing my target audience with this post ")

P.P.P.S. I actually have seen some amazing works of art, as I see a lot of "canvas" in my work ")


15 comments:

Rebekah said...

Thanks for the laugh. I had a patient one time that had some kind of anchor on her hip. Several coworkers thought it looked like something obscene with a fully pregnant belly stretching the tattoo.

Casey said...

So true! Those are usually the patients that are scared of needles too!

Dawn said...

I seen my first "pregnancy belly button ring" tonight...simple and neat, if you're into that sort of thing ;-)

Island Girl said...

So funny! I actually tried to talk a girl I knew in college out of this, but she wouldn't listen...oh well, she'll wished she listened one day!

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Tricia Nugen said...

OMG, these are the same things I thought about before I got my first tattoo last summer. Which, is on my left shoulder blade! I am also a nurse and I have always thought the same thing. Especially on the 80 year old woman who has the tattoo on her breasts. Sagging isn't cool when it's a butterfly or a heart!

Helene said...

So funny!!! I had never considered how a tatoo would look like over a pregnant belly! But then again I'd never get a tatoo because it sounds too painful for this wimp!!

I bet you have seen a lot of "interesting" things as an L&D nurse!!

The Mom Jen said...

LOL so very true! Unless you have a big 4X4 truck going across your belly the stretch marks can be mud tracks!

Paige said...

Oh now these are funny/a little disturbing. Wasn't there a Saturday Night Live skit about this very thing? It was hysterical! Thanks for the laugh.

He And Me + 3 said...

That was funny. No tattos here and I am done having kids, but I could see how getting a tatto before pregnancy could really change after pregnancy. lOL

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh my goodness...that is hilarious. I bet you do see lots of crazy things. I just remember thinking..."I hope my legs are shaved or I'll be so embarrassed."
Thanks for stopping by to visit Life of a Southern Belle. I'm thrilled to discover your blog and will be back often!

ellerbee eight said...

That's hysterical. I'm a part time nurse too! I work in the surgical ICU, and as a nursing supervisor PRN. I love your stories. Hysterical! See we're more alike than you thought.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I so wish you could post some of the goodies you get to see!

Jessica D. said...

Hee Hee, that made me laugh, Don't have a tattoo, and I'm glad I don't. An extra 40 pounds can add a lot of stretch!!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

This is just too funny!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

i can't imagine what a tatoo on my belly would look like at this point. but those were great!