A Qualitative Assessment of Internal Factors for Tattooing Among College Students
18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science
New York, NY
This empirical study utilized rigorous, qualitative methodology, appraising internal factors students utilized regarding tattoo decision-making. Results showed evidence of intrinsic value, symbolism, memorials, and reminders. Additionally, students in our sample expressed no second thoughts or regrets—but rather spoke of possible future tattooing, with some suggesting addiction-behavior potential.
Tattooing, college students
Tse, L., Firmin, M., Angelini, T., & Foster, J. (2006, May). A qualitative assessment of internal factors for tattooing among college students. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.