100 Nurse Tattoos

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Of all the noble professions out there, nurses are probably the sexiest. It may be a bad reputation for the job, but most people have this perception of nursing as a job that requires women to wear body-hugging, short skirted uniforms. However, kidding aside, to commit into the nursing profession is committing to a life of unbiased health service. Especially in these times wherein bad entities ignite chaos and strike terror everywhere, nurses are expected to be on call and ready to receive patients anytime.

To send our salutes to the most caring and the most patient nurses of the world, we dedicate the skin arts for today. Tattoos selected and highlighted today are inks that symbolize the profession or proud representations of being a nurse. There is nothing more amazing tribute for a profession than having to endure pain and get an almost perpetual art inked on your one skin.

100Traditional Nurse Arm Tattoo

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99Contemporary Style Nurse Arm Tattoo

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98Black And Gray Trashpolka Nurse Arm Tattoo

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97Neo-Traditional Nurses Leg Tattoos

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96Realistic Day Of The Dead Nurse Tattoo

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95Ornamental Pin Up Nurse Sleeve Tattoo

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94Fierce Nurse Arm Tattoo

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93Creepy Nurse Tattoo

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92Nurse Couple Forearm Tattoos

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91Vintage Nurse Arm Tattoo

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90Nurse’s Skull With Red Roses Arm Tattoo

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89Smoking Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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88Pin Up Nurse Tattoo

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87Cool Nurse Sleeve Tattoo

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86Nurse Betty Boop Forearm Tattoo

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85Zombie Nurse Tattoo

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84Gorgeous Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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83Scary Zombie Nurse Leg Tattoo

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82Syringes And Nurse Waist Tattoo

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81Nurse, Butterflies And Roses Knee Tattoo

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80Wicked Nurse Tattoo

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79Cartoon Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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78Traditional Winged Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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77Day Of The Dead Nurse Arm Tattoo

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76Beautiful Vintage Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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75Sick Nurse Arm Tattoo

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74Vintage Pin Up Nurse Calf Tattoo

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73Anatomical Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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72Sexy Nurse Tattoo

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71Cartoon Pin Up Nurse Tattoo

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70Red Cross Nurse Back Tattoo

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69Zombie Nurse Leg Tattoo

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68Angelic Nurse Hand Tattoo

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67Crazy Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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Aside from the obvious nurse skin art, an element that may be used as an inspiration for nurses is the Caduceus. Just like with doctors, the caduceus, also known as the staff of Hermes, symbolizes the life of service in the field of medicine. The truth is, the use of caduceus to symbolize medicine is a mistake in the first place. The mistake started when the US Army Medical Corps used caduceus as their insignia then people thought after that it is the correct symbol. Anyways, moving forward to the present time, the caduceus is still widely used to symbolize the medical profession and sometimes it is used to create cool tattoos inspiring not just nurses and doctors but also the other professionals in the realm of medicine.

66Geometric Caduceus Arm Tattoo

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65Dotwork Caduceus Forearm Tattoo

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64Blue Inked Caduceus Wrist Tattoo

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63Vivid Caduceus Back Tattoo

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62Shaded Caduceus Tattoo

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61Blackwork Caduceus Back Tattoo

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60Caduceus And RN Ankle Tattoo

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59Mandala Caduceus Calf Tattoo

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58Magnificent Caduceus Arm Tattoo

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57Watercolor Caduceus Back Tattoo

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56Caduceus With Stethoscope Tattoo

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55Dotwork Caduceus Back Tattoo

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54Navy Inspired Caduceus Forearm Tattoo

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53Tribal Caduceus Arm Tattoo

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52Geometric Caduceus Forearm Tattoo

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51Mystical Caduceus Forearm Tattoo

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50Caduceus RN Foot Tattoo

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49Vibrant Caduceus Back Tattoo

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48Gorgeous Caduceus Forearm Tattoo

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47Creative Caduceus Back Tattoo

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On the other hand, the Rod of Asclepius is the correct symbol for the medical profession. The most obvious difference of the rod from the caduceus is the number of snakes illustrated with the staff. The Rod of Asclepius only has one snake while caduceus has two. If you are to survey the world to what they feel is the correct symbol, you’ll probably get 50-50 score favoring both Caduceus and Asclepius. No one can blame the world though since the mistake became a convenient tradition. Either way, the purpose of their symbolism is still felt. People still recognize the level sacrifice and dedication of a medical professional once they see any of the symbols tattooed on human skin.

46Rod Of Asclepius Calf Tattoo

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45Dotwork Rod Of Asclepius Tattoo

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44Fine Rod of Asclepius Forearm Tattoo

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43Rod Of Asclepius Floral Version Calf Tattoo

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42Jaw Dropping Rod Of Asclepius Tattoo

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41Rod Of Asclepius Wrist Tattoo

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40Classic Rod of Asclepius Thigh Tattoo

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39Blackwork Rod Of Asclepius Inspired Chest Tattoo

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Meanwhile, to complete this collection, below are the other fascinating and in vogue nursing related tattoo designs such as hearts, life line, nurses’ tools, quotes, sugar skull nurses and even animal nurses! Enjoy the rest of the compilation!

38Its A Beautiful Day To Save Lives Tattoo

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37RN And Life Line Thigh Tattoo

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36Stethoscope, Nurse Hat, And Roses Tattoo

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35Anatomical Heart Forearm Tattoo

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34Injection Forearm Tattoo

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33Botanical Body Anatomy Leg Tattoo

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32Medic Heart Forearm Tattoo

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31Minimal Heart Beat Inspired Wrist Tattoo

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303D IV Forearm Tattoo

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29Heart Of A Nurse Arm Tattoo

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28Nurses’ Tools Arm Tattoo

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27Combination Of Stethoscope, Life Line, And Profession Arm Tattoo

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26Botanical Heart Tattoo

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25Watercolor Nurse Symbols Tattoo

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24Stethoscope Heart Ankle Tattoo

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23Heart Checkup Forearm Tattoo

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22Medical Equipment Sleeve Tattoo

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21Nurse Inspired Arm Tattoo

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20Subtle Life Line Wrist Tattoo

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19Nursing Hat Wrist Tattoo

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18Medical Heart Forearm Tattoo

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17Simple Stethoscope Forearm Tattoo

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16 All About Nurses Leg Tattoo

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153D Syringe Tattoo

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14Floral Heart Back Tattoo

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13Nurse Hat With Roses Tattoo

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12Nurse And Heart Elements Chest Tattoo

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11Stethoscope And Other Stuff Arm Tattoo

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10Nurse Mom Leg Tattoo

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9Feminine Sugar Skull Nurse Thigh Tattoo

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8Proud To Be A Nurse Arm Tattoo

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7Fancy Sugar Skull Nurse Side Body Tattoo

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6Nurse Owl Leg Tattoo

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5Just Live With Life Line Tattoo

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4Splendid Floral And Body Anatomy Forearm Tattoo

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3Sugar Skull Nurse Arm Tattoo

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2First Aid Owl Arm Tattoo

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1Super RN Arm Tattoo

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