tattoos

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    Tattoos vs Self-Harm Scars

    I was recently accepted into a pre-med program with the plan to go to medical school to become a cardiac surgeon. I have been struggling with mental illness for several years and have a fairly large collection of self-harm scars on my left forearm. I would like to get a (nonoffensive, flowery)...
  2. B

    Tattoos and Residency

    So I am applying to medical school and I am planning on getting a sleeve. I am also hoping to get into the Radiology field once medical school is completed. I was wondering people's opinions on this matter and whether you think It is a big deal during medical school and residency as long as you...
  3. B

    Sleeve Tattoos and Rotations

    So I am applying to medical school and I am planning on getting a sleeve. I am also hoping to get into the Radiology field once medical school is completed. I was wondering people's opinions on this matter and whether you think It is a big deal during medical school and residency as long as you...
  4. riderfirnen

    Tattoos on Neurosurgeon

    I'm a sophomore in high school, and I'm hoping to major in neuroscience as an undergraduate and hopefully, someday, I'd like to become a neurosurgeon. I was just recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and I wanted to get a medical alert tattoo on my wrist. Could this be a problem for me in the...
  5. gergfpets

    Tattoos and scrubbing

    Does anyone know if the lye soap used for scrubbing into surgery will affect/damage a tattoo? EDIT: After reading some comments I realize that no one uses lye for scrubbing. For some reason I must have misheard the vet at the practice I volunteer at when he told me the type of soap they used. I...
  6. M

    Tattoos, piercings, and hair dye in medical school

    I am currently a psych/pre-med sophomore undergrad. I am aware that body modification is not something medical professionals recommend, however it is too late to not be concerned. I have stretched my ears to no larger than a 0g, have two small tattoos and two large--only one is visible on my...
  7. M

    Tattoos

    Hi, So as my username connotes, I'm currently an undergrad student working to eventually get my PhD in Art Therapy. Given the openness, fluidity and artistic nature of my field, I was wondering if it's okay to get an anatomical heart tattoo on my forearm. I've been so far getting a lot of mixed...
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    Body mods?

    Hi, I wasn't quite sure where to post this so I figured I would do it in the surgery forum since that is where I am most interested in. I am turning 16 soon and getting a tattoo on my forearm, now I know that usually that's a bad idea to get one at such a young age but its to commemorate my...