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Australia’s ‘Most Tattooed Doctor’ Vows To Break The Stereotype

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Australia’s ‘Most Tattooed Doctor’ Vows To Break The Stereotype

What do tattoos say about a doctor?

Dr. Sarah Grey is a medical professional whose appearance quickly garnered attention. The 32-year-old Adelaide Spinal Registrar is looking to break the rigid standards that surround doctors and those who work in the medical field one tattoo at a time.

Her goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon while also keeping up with her hobby of getting tattoos.

Two years ago, she told Sunrise, “I find it’s a good talking point, especially a lot of the younger generation of patients that we see; I guess it’s a bit of a barrier break-down between what it is traditionally thought a doctor would look like.”

For the mother-of-one, there’s no reason that your professionalism should be dictated by the color of your hair or the paintings on your body.

“I’m just trying to advocate for being your own person and still being able to work in the medical profession. If you’re confident and competent at your job, it shouldn’t really matter what you look like,” she continued.

She also spoke up against keeping the ‘old white coat’ attire.

She quotes a study where the public seems to consider doctors in a white coat to be “trustworthy, responsible, authoritative, confident, knowledgeable and caring.” However, a recent study has seen the need to change old habits. “The old ‘white coat’ could be a vector for cross-contamination,” she wrote in her post.

She is married to Matthew, a tattoo artist. She’s also opened a tattoo parlor with him.

The doctor’s favorites are colorful tattoos, and she makes sure to always avoid possibly offensive shapes or words. Her first tattoo ever was done when she was 16, then most of her tattoos were done by her husband.

She’s earned the title of ‘ the world’s most tattooed doctor.’ Before this, she was also crowned as Miss Inked Australia in 2017.

Yet, she is against judging people solely based on tattoos and appearances. The doctor said, “I’ve worked really hard to develop good professional relationships as I’m fairly memorable, so I’ve made sure I’m memorable for the right reasons through hard work, determination, and an always positive attitude.”

She also modeled for Inked Magazine four years ago!

“For those that don’t like tattoos, that’s entirely their prerogative; I just urge them to at least consider the artistic skill that goes into creating body art,” she urged others.

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