They once helped treat plague victims, and now they make great tattoos-especially in black!
Plague doctors were medieval doctors who specialized in treating plague victims.
Plague doctors were hired in towns and communities and treated rich and poor alike, although most doctors had no real medical training.
They were notable for their flamboyant appearance and often wore long cloaks and a large beak-like mask filled with aromatic substances that were thought to protect them from infection. Perhaps one of the creepiest doctors in history, the plague doctor is an interesting subject to tattoo, especially in blackwork!
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