People usually do not expect a doctor should be covered in tattoos with splendid blue hair – however, his is the exact stereotype that Dr Sarah Gray wants to change.
The intensely inked medical professional work as an assistant at a hospital in Adelaide and wants to be an orthopedic specialist. The 31-year-old has depicted herself as an ‘art collector’, referring to her tattoos, and has been addicted to them since getting her first piece at 16 years old.
The previous Miss Inked Australia champ wants to challenge the idea that having tattoos influences an individual’s ability to do any job. Sarah’s special look for a doctor has earned her a tremendous Instagram following, with more than 60,000 fans.
Speaking to the Australian news show, Sunrise, she said: “I find it’s a good talking point, especially a lot of the younger generation of patients that we see, I guess its a bit of a barrier break-down between what it is traditionally thought a doctor would look like. If you’re confident and competent at your job it shouldn’t really matter what you look like. I’m just trying to advocate for being your own person and still being able to work in the medical profession.”
She further added: “I don’t have anything offensive on me anywhere, I think everything is done really well, and I think there’s a real difference between getting a tattoo that’s of poor quality and getting a tattoo if you’re an art collector like myself.”
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last year she said: “Having colourful skin in no way affects your skill level and with all the anti-discrimination laws now it wouldn’t be appropriate to compartmentalize or treat me differently based on my appearance. 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. 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.”