Tattoos becoming more prevalent in medical field

Local Mayo Clinic Health System updates their tattoo policy while University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire keeps stricter rules


Rachel Helgeson

Photography by Rachel Helgeson / Garrett Gogin, a junior nursing student at UW-Eau Claire, shows off his tattoos.

Rachel Helgeson

Thirty-six percent of Americans aged 18 to 25 have at least one tattoo, Pew Research says; nearly 72 percent of adults who have tattoos say their tattoos are usually hidden from view. Medical providers are beginning to loosen up on dress code policy regarding tattoos, but not everyone is changing their traditional rules.