**Trigger warning** question but need helpWatch
Hi, my name is heather and im currently studying sciences to get qualifications to get into med school. I have had a troubled past and have deep scars on my wrist. Now I was thinking of maybe getting a tattoo to try and disguise it a bit. However, I heard tattoos are looked down upon, but having the scars would be negative also as they are visible. Can someone help me on a way to disguise or camouflage scars?
don’t do it for them, do it for you. Who cares what others think, if it’s a way of helping you move on, then that’s the most important thing.
i dont think it would be worse to have the scars on show, maybe if its uncomfortable for you then i fully understand and theres always the risk of it triggering a patient or colleague but if you are strong enough and stable to speak about it to those who question and can get through people staring then i dont think the lack of a tattoo would be that bad
there was a girl in my school who had deep scars and she overcame her struggle so wonderfully and now shes embraced her struggles and scars as her journey to getting to where she is now
But then doctors are observant people and they will definitely notice self harm scars too, and that's something that some older doctors can sometimes have.. interesting views about. I've heard them suggest to other colleagues (on 3 occasions in the 8 years I've worked in a hospital) that it means this person might not cope with stress well, and that they're worried about how they'll cope as a doctor. I think the significant majority of younger doctors would not share those views, but so you know, those views exist.
I think if you were my friend/relative I would personally probably recommend trying to conceal than having visible tattoos. However, if you wanted to push boundaries a bit then I can't think of any specific guidance or actual evidence that a tasteful tattoo is a bad thing to do.
Tattoos should not be looked down upon, you have your own story as to why you would have them..
don’t do it for them, do it for you. Who cares what others think...