Tattoo + Body Piercings
Tattoos and piercings are not worn by the stereotypical “bad boy”. Nearly 40% of people between the ages of 18-29 have tattoos and the percentage is rising.
Did you know?
- The main reason most people have stigmas against tattooed people are health risks, amount of pain, and religious beliefs.
- Researchers have found that people believe those with tattoos are from broken homes or delinquents, people with tattoos have a lower GPA.
- Martin Stigma Against Tattoos Survey conducted research at a Southeastern Regional University and found no significant differences in GPA of tattooed versus non-tattooed college students.
- There is not one certain type of person who gets tattoos anymore because so many people have them now
- Get a tattoo from a licensed, reputable facility. Tattoo regulations and requirements vary by state, so check with your local department of health for the latest safety laws.
- Work surfaces, chairs, and non-disposable equipment must be properly cleaned and sterilized between customers. Choose another facility if there’s evidence of poor sanitation.
- Tattoos can be removed, but not always completely or with satisfying cosmetic results. The process is expensive and requires repeated visits to a doctor. Scarring is also likely. The FDA recommends laser surgery performed by a dermatologist as a safe tattoo removal technique. Consult your doctor if you’re thinking about having a tattoo removed.