College tattoos: more than skin deep.

Myrna L. Armstrong, Donna C. Owen, Alden E. Roberts, Jerome R. Koch

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Nontattooed (n = 423, 81%) and tattooed (n = 97, 19%) college students report their cues, purpose, reason, risks, barriers, and customer criteria for tattooing; some psychosocial risks were documented. Challenges are posed and suggestions made for developing applicable health education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
JournalDermatology nursing / Dermatology Nurses' Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2002


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