Texas Tech University

Teenage girls with more tattoos at high-suicide risk

The Hans India

November 24, 2015

The Hans India - New York: Call it an irony but teenage girls with four or more tattoos may show off a higher self-esteem to their friends and relatives but they are also at a high suicide risk, claim researchers.

The team from Texas Tech University found that college-going women with multiple tattoos report higher levels of self-esteem and the same multi-tattooed women also report a much higher frequency of past suicide attempts. Some interesting emotional correlations emerged among college-age respondents with four or more tattoos, they noted.

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