Deathcare A.M.A. Q5: “Just How Gross Does an Embalmer’s Job Get?”
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(Kari Northey, Kari the Mortician, 5 years ago)
Yes, there is gross stuff…the not so nice body stuff as explained by a funeral director.
(Mortuary Marketing, @mortuarymarketing, December 2022)
What is the grossest thing I have to deal with as a mortician?
(on r/askfuneraldirectors by narwhal_hugger, 2 weeks ago)
I’m considering being a funeral director but I’m squeamish. How much blood and guts do you have to deal with? I know part of the schooling is learning to embalm. I can handle blood perfectly fine but the guts part might be an issue.