The nursing industry is no walk in the park. It is also not a steamy daytime drama full of hot doctors and hospital scandals. It is, in fact, a highly demanding career path that involves sleepless work weeks, confrontation with death on a regular basis, life dependent medical procedures, and a whole lot of student debt. Nurses tend to be underestimated and undervalued in direct comparison with other medical fields, but they are truthfully the life source of the work force. Here are a few heroic tattoos for nurses to show just how tough they can be
This is the ultimate symbol for registered nurses. It is known as the Caduceus and was originally mistaken for a medical symbol. Nowadays nurses embrace it and use it as a symbol of industry solidarity and empowerment.
This stunning traditional-style piece features a gypsy nurse ready for action. The lines are clean, and the iconic red cross pops with subtle hints of blue shading.
Here is a badass glow in the dark tattoo featuring the symbolic Caduceus. In daylight, it appears to be white ink, but under a black light, the UV magic comes to life!
Here is a gorgeous color portrait of a classic nurse with a pin-up attitude. The intensity of her blue eyes remain the focal point as the detail in her hair perfectly complements her hat.
Here is an elegant black ink tattoo that merges the Caduceus with a heartbeat. It is straightforward and minimalistic while still being unique and bold.
Lastly, here is a vivid piece that incorporates some of the staple tools and icons of nursing. Complete with a stethoscope, syringe, and nursing hat; this realistic yet brightly colored piece encompasses a nurse’s importance and strength.