Site Search:
 

Banner

Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index Teacher Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Tattoos Accepted?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
EVANnEXISTEpas



Joined: 21 Oct 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Tattoos Accepted? Reply with quote

Hello all,

I'm strongly considering switching majors from history to linguistics in order to teach ESL, preferably overseas.
However, I'm heavily tattooed. I'm getting my hands lased off currently, but my entire neck is pretty well covered also, and I don't know the practicality of getting it off... outside of wearing a turtleneck, what's the general industry consensus on tattoos on teachers? And for those that have knowledge of other cultures (excluding Asia, which I know is too conservative for me,) would I find more, less, or roughly equal acceptance anywhere else? Anywhere in Europe?
I was told by an ESL student today, also, that my tattoos actually made her feel more comfortable. Her logic was that being MIddle Eastern and living in the US makes for her receiving undue/unfair prejudice based on nothing but superficial things like her name and appearances, and that I, being as tattooed as I am, must have gone/go through similar trials, thus would be more understanding and less apt to jump to preconveived conclusion about others. Which is true. But it made me feel really good about myself and hopefully is indicative of future foreign learners. If I could make the newly arrived feel more at ease so we could get to the task at hand i.e. learning English... something to look into!
Thank you!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Texas ESL Teachers and Teaching All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Teachers College, Columbia University: Train to Teach English Here or Abroad
SIT

This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group