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Are tattoos/body modification becoming more acceptable and tolerated in professional settings?

Asked by desiree333 (3206points) January 24th, 2013

I’m studying to be a clinical psychologist, so I have limited my tattoos to areas that are easily hidden. However, I really despise and oppose discrimination against body modification. As long as my tattoos are not obscene, why should it matter if I have them? I would like to get some ink on my “ditch” a.k.a the inside of my elbow, but am wary because of the profession I’ll be in eventually. I’m not worried about my piercings, I can take them out whenever it is appropriate. Please tell me I won’t actually be turned down for some art on my body? All I can ever find on Google is hearsay from people who seem to be about 13 years old. Does anyone have some concrete advice to ease my conservatism with tattoos?

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