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Old 06-08-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Iím moving to Dallas, Texas to go to graduate school at UT Southwestern. Itís in downtown Dallas. Iíll be going there in late June, so it will be extremely hot.

I have two tattoos- one on each forearm. Itís nothing offensive; itís basically a fish and a tree. Here are pics:
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How do Texans in general react to tattoos (Iím mainly concerned about Texans in Dallas, since I most likely wonít ever leave Dallas, but there are obviously Texans that live in Dallas that grew up in other parts of Texas)? Like if I go to the grocery store, walk on the streets etc. How do you think professors and students will react to my tattoos, especially professors or students that grew up in Texas? Do you suggest I cover them up for a couple of weeks and then, after everyone gets to know me better, reveal them? Or just keep them covered up forever? What should I tell students and professors when they ask about me wearing long sleeves? Should I just admit to having tattoos?

Thanks.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Lewisville
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It's no big deal unless your tattoos are blatantly offensive (i.e. Nazi stuff, obvious gang symbols, pornographic, etc.).

Many people from all walks of life have tattoos these days. I have some, and people rarely mention it. When they do, it's never in a negative way. I'm sure there are probably people that think badly of me for it, but they've never indicated to my face, at least!

Just act casual about them, and most everyone you meet will follow suit. Don't torture yourself with long sleeves in this heat!
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Almost everybody I know these days has at least one tattoo. It's very common here so you don't need to worry about covering them up or getting negative reactions from people. Once you finish school, you may need to cover them for job related purposes but other than that, you'll be fine.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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Many people have tattoos here. I knew a teacher that had a tattoo on his hand and never had a problem getting hired. Many other teachers I work with have tattoos somewhere on their body.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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In short, nobody will care.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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People care about tattoos on other people?
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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I have a sleeve (I'm female) and I tend to get weird looks from time to time from older people who just don't understand them or have a high distaste for them. Other then having to cover them up for jobs I've never had any huge problems with them. I know some males don't like them on females or have a negative connotation when they see a female with a tattoo (ie: stripper) but I could care less.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Garland
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You act like you will be the only one in Dallas with a tat, LOL. Almost everyone at my job has one and I work in an office environment. Trust me, it is not even a big deal at all.

Lol @ this topic.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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It's no big deal unless your tattoos are blatantly offensive (i.e. Nazi stuff, obvious gang symbols, pornographic, etc.).

Many people from all walks of life have tattoos these days. I have some, and people rarely mention it. When they do, it's never in a negative way. I'm sure there are probably people that think badly of me for it, but they've never indicated to my face, at least!

Just act casual about them, and most everyone you meet will follow suit. Don't torture yourself with long sleeves in this heat!
agree with this. i'm an acupuncturist in private practice and have tattoos on my inner wrists and palm (yeah i know, i was a nut in my 20's). although they get looks and occasionally distract the patient if i move my hand before them, it's actually no big deal at all. nobody yet, in 13 years of practice, have made much about it.

of course we're talking about the alternative medicine community here! still, most of my clientele are professionals and business owners, so it's not like they're hanging out with freaks whenever they can.

... shouldn't be a problem for you at all. good luck with grad school!
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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My wife has 3 tattoos (2 somewhat large) and it has never caused any problems for her.
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