Docs with ink? Tatts okay by us, say patients

'My 73-year-old patient said she liked my tattoo'

Patients don't see a difference in competence, professionalism or trustworthiness when doctors sport tattoos or piercings, a small US study suggests.

Perceptions have likely changed over time as societal norms regarding tattoos and piercings have changed, too, the researchers write in Emergency Medicine Journal.