Son of tattooed nurse challenges hospitals' no-ink policies in viral post

A 21-year-old Ohio man spoke out against hospitals with policies against nurses with tattoos in a July 25 Facebook post that has since gone viral.

Jordan Miller wrote the post after his mother — a registered nurse with numerous tattoos — told him many hospitals have strict tattoo policies that require the body art to be covered with long sleeves, among other measures, according to an Aug. 8 article in Good Housekeeping.

"I've seen my mom pull a lady out of a car before it fills with smoke and she suffocates. I've seen her do stitches on an injured person on the side of the road following a car accident … She's come home after holding a baby in her hands and watching it take their last breath," Mr. Miller wrote in the post.

"Tattoos don't define the person," he continued. "My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time every day and save a life."

Mr. Miller received overwhelming support from the post, which racked up 135,000 likes and 116,000 shares on Facebook.

To view the post, click here.


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