I know that there are several threads relating to tattoos that can found on this forum, even in other health professions but a lot of those posts were from many years ago and I feel that tattoos have been more culturally acceptable over the past couple years. I recently just got my first tattoo which is a half sleeve on my left arm. It's visible when I wear a short sleeve shirt, and can easily be covered up with a long sleeve. It's a design of a foo dog, which is a Chinese dog which to me represents a guardian to my body and well being. In the design, I also have a Chinese kanji of my parents name. I'm applying to OD school during this fall semester and I just want to know how staff and faculty view tattoos on their students. I'm always going to make sure that my tattoos are covered up whenever I'm in clinic with long sleeve shirts and a white coat. The practice I work for right now are pretty lenient with tattoos, and I know that when I get licensed they would want to hire me as an O.D. for their practice, so I'm not so concerned about how it's viewed in practice, since it's always going to be covered up. I was contemplating plan on expanding my tattoo to my forearm or getting a forearm tattoo on my other arm and I wanted to be optometry inspired (like some illustrative eye looking through a phoropter would look soooo sick lol). Do any current O.D. students have any experience with this or have any tattoos that are kind of in the same type of way that I'm going for? I'm just trying to see how my potential future peers and professors might view me. Thanks!