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    Hello,
    I have just applied through UCAS for 2018 entry medicine.
    I am planning to get a number of tattoos - none of them offensive or particularly large - over the next year or so (I have held off previously as I am a blood donor, but I'm no longer allowed to donate, so figured I might as well get some ink to console myself, lol). All of them will be coverable for interviews etc, and meet military guidelines (I would like to be an RAF medic eventually), but some would be visible under scrubs - for example on my upper arms - or certain shirt/dress styles.
    I was simply wondering if these are likely to be problematic during my medical career or not?
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    Hi! I’m a medical student and don’t have any Tattoos. If you search each individual schools uniform and dress policy it should be underlined in there.
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    Some doctors will look down at you for it. Others won't care. So it's up to you.
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    I'm a medical student and have a tattoo on my upper arm that is visible in scrubs, no one ever cares about. I think the only time its been commented on was when the patient had some particularly interesting tattoo choices... and an anaesthetist said 'its not like your expensive looking tatt'.

    I wouldn't worry about it. There's a girl on my course with all sort of script on her forearm etc and I just really don't think people care

    As for the army, I don't have any experience there but again, if they're not offensive I'm sure its fine!
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    People are probably less likely to care nowadays from an official perspective - it's highly unlikely that you'd be barred from placements for having a visible tattoo.

    However, that doesn't mean you wouldn't have to deal with possible questions, comments, raised eyebrows or judgement (even unconscious judgement), so do bear that in mind.

    Medicine is a conservative profession and patients, examiners, consultants etc will expect you to look the part from quite early on. How unobtrusive do you like to be as a person?

    In summary, if you absolutely have to get one, I'd suggest getting it somewhere where it can be easily concealed.
 
 
 
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