In this edition of the mailbag, I will be going through questions about preparation work, stressful situations, and relationships. More to come.
I know quite a few in the profession with tattoos. While culturally speaking tattoos and piercings have grown to become more widely accepted, in medicine it is still considered a point of professionalism that tattoos or piercings should be modest or covered.
Obviously either one in areas that are not easily identified are not an issue. The faculty has a more stringent view of the visible skin above the waist, where your patient interaction will happen; these generally include your arms, neckline, and face.
Keeping that in mind, pretty much no one I know has run into issues with this.