A name tag
is a badge
worn on the outermost clothing
as a means of displaying the wearer's name for others to view.
Name tags may be temporary (the iconic image being the "Hello! My Name Is ________" sticker) or permanent. Temporary ones typically can be written upon so that the wearer's name may be handwritten or printed. Permanent name tags are usually made of lightweight metal or plastic.
Name tags may be attached to garments with adhesive, or worn with the assistance of a magnet
. Some name tags are worn around the neck using a lanyard
Name tags are used by some customer service companies, such as fast food restaurants
, so that customers
may identify employees
by name. Police
personnel often wear name tags that are separate from the badges
that identify their official capacity.
Loose associations of people gathering together for conventions
and other events where socialization is encouraged often wear name tags.