Heavily tattooed doctor has NEVER been turned away from a job despite being covered in ink
Australia’s most tattooed doctor has revealed how his obsession with body art started with a simple rose tattoo, but now has a huge impact on every aspect of his life.
Dr Sarah Jane Gray, a surgical resident and owner of a tattoo shop in Adelaide, has been working on having a full costume since she was 25.
The 32-year-old has tattoos celebrating her greatest accomplishments, including her acceptance into her medical residency and to celebrate the birth of her son, Ramone.
Australia’s most tattooed doctor, Dr Sarah Jane Gray, has revealed how her obsession with body art started with a simple rose tattoo, but now has a huge impact on every aspect of her life.
Dr Sarah is pictured here with her son Ramone. His most significant tattoo is dedicated to him
The mum is pictured here with her husband, Bumer, with whom she has a tattoo parlor
And while choosing a favorite tattoo seems like an impossible task, Dr. Sarah has revealed the most important.
“My most recent means the most to me because it’s an ‘R’ for my son Ramone on the front of my neck,” she said.
But some of her light tattoos are important to her as well.
“I have a portrait of Nicholas Cage of ConAir and Dr. Nick Riviera of The Simpsons that I did to celebrate my acceptance into my surgical residency.”
Dr Sarah is Australia’s most tattooed doctor and loves to break through the stigma associated with body art
The 32-year-old has been working on a body of tattoos since the age of 25
The new mom, who has bright pink and purple hair to complement her body art, won the Miss Inked beauty pageant in 2017 and is working hard to break down the negative stigma of tattoos.
She achieves this while working in a white collar job and in patient contact by discussing body art with her patients, who are never too shy to ask questions about her tattoos.
“I love talking about tattoos and helping to remove any existing negative stigma associated with it. Tattoos do so much more for people than just allowing them to express their creativity, they make people feel whole again, ”said Dr Sarah.
And hearing their stories is just as powerful.
The 33-year-old has meaningful tattoos celebrating her greatest accomplishments, including her acceptance into her medical residency and to celebrate the birth of her son, Ramone.
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“Seeing a breast cancer survivor complete her journey regaining the anatomical appearance of her nipple and areola after a mastectomy is just one example of this,” she said.
Despite so many tattoos visible, Dr Sarah never had a problem finding a job, including medical internships.
“I have never hidden who I am, my employers have always really supported my creativity and my diversity,” she said.
“It’s not your appearance that defines how good a clinician you are, it’s your communication, clinical skills and empathy.
“Anyone who thinks otherwise must examine their own unconscious biases. “
She prefers to give artists creative freedom when getting a tattoo.
Her first tattoo, a rose, has since been covered up as she continues to work on an incredible tapestry of art on her body
The Doctor is a co-owner of a tattoo studio and likes to give artists some creative control when they create a piece for her.
Her first tattoo, the rose, has since been covered up as she continues to work on an incredible tapestry of art on her body.
Dr Sarah says that the diversity of people, including the way they choose to express themselves artistically or physically, should always be encouraged and embraced.
“Regardless of age, race or gender. You can achieve anything you want if you work hard enough for it, ”she said.
Dr Sarah is an ambassador for the 11th annual tattoo exhibition which will kick off in Brisbane in July.