Tattoos - Taboo for Nannies?

Tattoos - Taboo for Nannies?

by Martha Scully

​Back in 2009, I received a question from a parent who had found what appeared to be the perfect nanny, but had several tattoos on her arms and back of her neck. This parent was concerned about the impression this would leave on her children, and wondered if the tattoos represented anything about the nanny.


What do you think? Do you think a nanny should miss out on a job opportunity because of the tattoos and/or placement of the tattoos she's chosen to get on her body, or should it not matter? What is your opinion of tattoos in a nanny job? Do you think it matters, or would it be something you would look past?

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About the Author
Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.