A Qualitative Assessment of Internal Factors for Tattooing Among College Students
College Student Affairs Journal
This empirical study utilized, qualitative methodology, appraising internal factors used by students regarding tattoo decision-making. Twenty-four students, in two qualitative research waves of data collection, provided in-depth interviews about their personal constructs regarding choosing to tattoo. Results showed evidence of intrinsic values--symbolism, memorials, and reminders. Additionally,students in our sample expressed no second thoughts or regrets but, rather, spoke of possible future tattooing.
Psychology, tattooing, college students, qualitative assessment
Firmin, Michael W.; Angelini, Tammy L.; Tse, Luke M.; and Foster, Janna B., "A Qualitative Assessment of Internal Factors for Tattooing Among College Students" (2012). Psychology Faculty Publications. 169.