Healthcare Professionals with Visible Tattoos, Thoughts?Created by:
So I have a tattoo, I thought to begin with that. Just so you know, it is in a discreet place. Once upon a time I was going out with another dentist who started with a tattoo on his back, then he added one on his right and then left legs, then you know what they say about "Once you pop, you can't stop", cus it sure applied to him, soon he had on his chest, his shoulders and then he wanted to put one on his wrist and I started to really get mad because we were partners in our clinic practice and I thought in the jugdmental and conservative Filipino culture, a tattooed man isn't easy to trust. The argument went nowhere, and a few years after that, he grew the shoulder tattoo so that it extends the elbow. I remember back then, we would have returning patients who would call for an appointment and specifically say, "I want the lady dentist" and sometimes there would be a group of four and they all ask that I treat them all.
The truth is that I do not mind him having tattoos. I told him he could have it all over his body but the thing with this stubborn guy is that he hates wearing the white coat too, because it's too restricting and "HOT" he says, despite the aircon. So his tattoos are visible with the polo shirt or scrub top he wears. I got tired of arguing about making appearances because it's just goes no where. Anyway he is not my problem now.
Personally, I wouldn't mind being treated by a doctor with a tattoo, be represented by a lawyer with a tattoo or even be taught by a professor with a tattoo--but that's me, and my point was, we cannot control what people will think and some people will judge according to appearances so we have to be particular. But, what do you think about tattoos on doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals? Is it okay for you?