Nth Qld doctor shared pics of patient’s penis tattoo

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A North Queensland surgeon today faced court charged with ‘observing or recording in breach of privacy (genital or anal region)’. The Townsville man was also charged with distributing prohibited visual recordings. The doctor claims he took the pics because of the patient’s penis tattoo.

Dr Jason Patel allegedly took and shared the pics during the first week of April 2019. He claims he took the photos because of a tattoo on the patient’s penis and not out of sexual interest. The man was allegedly unconscious on the operating table at the time.

Patel, then employed at the Townsville Hospital, shared the photo with others. Police laid charges against the surgeon last month.

A spokesperson for the hospital said the doctor no longer works at Townsville Hospital or elsewhere in the health service.

Penis Tattoo

While not common, penis tattoos do enjoy a long history. Early Australian prison records occasionally list penis tattoos alongside other more common distinguishing features like scars and vaccination marks. Most of the prisoners with inked dicks were former sailors.

QNews spoke to a penis tattooist to learn about the process involved. The tattooist wished to stay anonymous saying he already had a waiting list of clients as long as your…

He said a penis tattoo artist requires his subject to maintain an erection during the application of the original stencil to the penis. However, during the actual tattooing, either the tattooist or the client holds the penis by the head and stretches it out. Except when it’s the head the client wants tattooed.

The tattooist said most men easily tolerate tattooing on the penile shaft.

“However, the head of the penis is a particularly sensitive part of the body. There’s a lot of swearing when the needle hits the cockhead.”

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