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Hi so I want to become a surgeon when i’m older (I’m 16 atm) and i was wondering are visible tattoos like a forearm tattoo frowned upon? because i want one (like i’m in the process of setting up an appointment) that looks like the picture i added and the size of the other picture i added. would that be okay or should i look for somewhere else to get it done?

PS: the person in my avi is Cardi B not me.
 

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LizzyM

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No one is likely to care 10 years from now when you are trying to match in surgery. However, to protect your privacy, if that is a picture of yourself in your avatar, change it now.

PS: I am not Dame Judy Dench
 
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Lots of careers will care and you are a kid right now. Don’t do something that is so permanent and potentially option changing forever.
 
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If you're planning to get a tattoo, I'd still get it somewhere where it isn't always exposed. Granted, things are continuing to change, but why risk it?
 
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Had you not already gotten it, my suggestion would be to adjust the placement so it isn't visible in scrubs. Since you already have it, you can always wear a long-sleeve shirt for interviews. Glamoflauge, which is very pigmented concealer you can get at Walmart, would help cover it up in situations where you need to have short-sleeves on.

It's a pretty tattoo. I like it. :)
 

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