Before we begin: if pictures of real tattoos—ink engraved onto skin—makes you squeamish, then don’t look at the pictures below. Maybe let someone else read this to you and let them describe the pictures?
If you’re not sure that tattoos can inspire you, think again. While plenty teachers put stickers on their cars or use vanity plates to represent their profession, enduring the pain of a tattoo— marking yourself permanently—is an act of loyalty and dedication far surpassing the bumper sticker.
A teacher tattoo is an indelible reminder of who you are: a teacher, a purveyor of wisdom and knowledge. So here are 3 amazing tattoos remarkable for their message and the dedication they represent.
1) Not for the faint of heart! Definitely! This tattoo focuses on the resilience and fortitude needed to be a teacher. It’s says, “I’m an awesome teacher and I know it. No wimps allowed in this profession.” I particularly enjoy the pencils and apple, analogous to the skull and crossbones. Rock on, teacher friend.
2) Inspire. The next tattoo is just sweet. It’s a reminder to the teacher to always be her best self, always inspire. At any time of the day she can look at her arm and see the words. She’s always being her best teacher self.
3) Books with apples. This quaint, little tattoo features the books to represent the knowledge that we purvey as teachers. It’s a perfect reminder that we represent passing the wisdom of the world to our children.
Tattoos are not for everyone. And don’t think that you need a tattoo to prove your loyalty and dedication to the art of teaching. We know we’re brilliant, creative, caring, resilient, and brave.
What are other ways you can show others that you’re proud to be a teacher?