I used to self harm when I was a young kid. It's getting a little embarassing now when I am wearing short sleeves scrubs, and the patients/ nurses/ doctors see them.
If I got a visible wrist tattoo, would that negatively impact me? i.e. when I'm trying to get a job, or do interviews.
ecolier or GANFYD might be able to advise on what if any NHS policies there are on this - I think this does get raised every now and then but I can't remember what has been advised before. You might be expected to wear long sleeve shirts under your scrubs to cover the tattoos or something while at work maybe?
Most Trusts have a Uniform Policy, but I have never known tattoos fall foul of this.
I think anything graphic or explicit might be an issue (including swear words), and I have never seen a face-tattooed Dr (personally), but other than that, i don't think it would be an issue