Correlates of tattoos and reference groups

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

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520 college students from a public university in the southwest were questioned to examine correlations between having a tattoo and the presence of tattoos among their family and friends. Tattoos among both friends and family were positively correlated with respondents' having a tattoo. The magnitude of friends' influence was about double the influence of family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-934
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2006


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