I am currently a medic in the Air Force, wanting to pursue a career as a physician (most likely as a civilian, but quite possibly civilian). For a while now I have been dying to get this tattoo..it is a green maple leaf on a purple background, fairly small, to go on my wrist. I am wondering what the workplace stigma on tattoos nowadays, and if this will affect my ability to be hired.
It just depends. There are several docs of many specialties with tattoos that I work with in the Midwest. Most have them in "professional" places so you wouldn't know they had a tattoo unless you discussed it with them.
Others have wrist, ankle, or foot tattoos and they are mostly women.
Personally I don't mind tasteful tattoos, but I would probably think twice about putting anything in an area visible while wearing professional clothing.
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