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  1. Dr. Sebastian

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    Is it acceptable for doctors to have tattoos that are not hidden so their patients can see it ?

    Do you know doctors who have unhidden tattoo ?

    Do patient respect them , can patient be comfortable with them ?

    What is your opinion about "Nose Piercings" for doctors ?

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    No, I don't know any doctors who have unhidden tattoos.
    Well it's their own choice if he/she is a good doctor I don't have any problem with the tattoos.
    As I said before tattoos don't matter at all and so don't piercings. We visit a doctor for the care and cure so these things don't even have any importance.
     

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    well , if you are in a bus and there is an accident and this man all fully sleeved in tattoos came to help you,i bet you wont refuse the help. so, when lives are at risk it doesnt really matter does it.. what is inside the doctors head is what matters.
     

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    well , if you are in a bus and there is an accident and this man all fully sleeved in tattoos came to help you,i bet you wont refuse the help. so, when lives are at risk it doesnt really matter does it.. what is inside the doctors head is what matters.
     

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    I believe everyone should be free to do whatever he/she wants with his/her own body. But as a doctor you have got to have everything right in order to put your patient comfortable; I mean going to see a doctor means ask for help, and to see one with fully-tattooed (I don't know if that's a word) face may not make you feel comfortable. That being said, a doctor cannot be judged by whether he does or doesn't have tattoes.
    I am a medical student and I have tattoes, but that's in my arm and you wouldn't see it if I had my white coat on.
     

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    I say that no matter your appearance, matter how good you are at what you do. It is a Romanian adage "Do not judge a book by its cover."
     

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    I think the most important thing is whether tattooing has or has no medical or health effects. If it has, then it wouldn't be reasonable to have a tattoo but if it hasn't den........... Well, for me I'm totally against tattooing
     

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    I wouldn't mind at all if my doctor had tattoos. But I think there is a lot of people that wouldn't be so open minded.
    It also depends on what kind of tattoo, where it is, how many they are, and what they say.
    A butterfly on the shoulder makes a difference to a swastika at the neck.
     

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    is it acceptable for a doctor to dye their hair and wear clothes that don't match their eye colour???
     

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    In my opinion,people have a freedom to do every thing,not restricted someone else,first.

    Every person make himself up as his genesis,job,psycologic conditions etc,second

    There is no reason for a doctor,male or female wear tattoos,third.
     

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    it is obvious that patients regulate their confidence with the first impression from their physicians.Although some patients may not be bothered, i believe a doctor without a tattoo boosts the confidence of patients than one who does.The ultimate priority is your patient and I think your appearance counts in making a good doctor.
     

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    it is obvious that patients regulate their confidence with the first impression from their physicians.Although some patients may not be bothered, i believe a doctor without a tattoo boosts the confidence of patients than one who does.The ultimate priority is your patient and I think your appearance counts in making a good doctor.
     

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    I would feel uncomfortable. He better cover it. This kind of job very concervative and respectful. Let's keep it in this manner.
     

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    Tattoos have become very accepted in my society. They are not for the rough biker dudes anymore. I don't have a problem.
    But I find the photos funny. They under a comment by Mark Twain. I paraphrase: The power of a person is in their clothes. A naked person has no power. BOY do these photos under score that!!!!
     

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    it is obvious that patients regulate their confidence with the first impression from their physicians.Although some patients may not be bothered, i believe a doctor without a tattoo boosts the confidence of patients than one who does.The ultimate priority is your patient and I think your appearance counts in making a good doctor.
     

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    Tattoos are not a bother for me. I'm a 54 year old PhD and I train MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs and others in non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
    About 60 days ago in South Beach Miami, I got my first, only and likely last tattoo on the top of my right foot. No one has noticed even when barefoot.
    Interestingly, I have trained hundreds of medical professionals techniques to remove tattoos. Of course I chose the type that is easiest to remove. But I think I'll just keep it.
    Now,
    Having spoken to patients in my area of expertise and patients of a friend in emergency med, who has one tattoo on his upper arm that occasionally flashes a glimpse of itself when he is wearing scrubs. Incidentally he almost always appears in scrubs even off hours.
    Here is perhaps an interesting point, some of his patients have said it actually increased his or her's level of confidence in my dear friend, the EMR doc.
    Synthesizing the few comments into a summary statement, these patients feel my friend, is "one of them". Thus it actually seems to increase the perceived level of empathy he has for his patients. That's a good thing. It's maybe important to note that he really does care about his patients.
    We are living in an age where the USA military is now excepting some individual expression such as beards and various types of headwear relating to religious affiliation. The world and its citizens continue to evolve. Some stereotypes are more difficult to disassemble than others.
    Discrimination is in the eyes of the discriminator. Some people will hang on to their prejudice no matter what.
    An interesting contrast point, is another physician friend who always appears attired in top name designer wear, complete with $800 shoes, has had more complaints and a lower patient satisfaction ratio then any other physician I know. However he looks like a television movie star. He is an excellent physician, however, he does not connect with this patient's at all.
    Maybe I'll suggest a tatt!
     

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    Yes maybe nowadays tatoos are overspead and there's nothin' bad in this.. but physicians are not only simple people that are so much free to do what they want to..people have some expectations about them..and they have some obligations and limits that shouldn't be crossed..It's the same like why don't we have tatooed presidents and ministers..or solisitors with rasta or piersings..all we are free people but there's so much things that limit it..and the career is one of most importants of them..How much intelegent and respectfull look this kind of people ?
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    So little coverable tatoo wouldn't change anything but our freedom is not unlimited and we cant look this way. Of course this is my view..always there can have exceptions
     

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    I absolutely agree with. Especially that appearance counts. Both for the confidence of the patient as well as your own. Day's I have to put on a tie and a lab coat, I feel sharper somehow. The problems with tattoos is that they are permanent expression of who you may have been once and are no longer, but the reminder remains. I certainly would not go get at tat, but if you got one, meh.
     

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