The doctor with the tattoos...

2013-01-27 13:22

There’s a popular image floating around the ‘net of a doctor with tattoos, the gimmick being that when he’s wearing his lab coat, you can’t see any tattoos, and when he’s not, boy, does he have a lot of them.

What’s interesting to me is: I just realized that I had no basis at all for believing that this was a doctor. All I had seen was a picture of some guy with a lot of tattoos, and the same guy dressed in Doctor Clothes looking all professional and stuff. And obviously, we all know anyone can put on a lab coat, but for some reason, the narrative wins out over the normal impulse to go sanity-check things, like the assumption that a person necessarily has the profession they’re dressed for.

Turns out: He is, apparently, a doctor. Nice to know.

Peter Seebach

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