Texas Tech University

Companies Need to Respect Tattoos

It is no secret that tattoos have gotten a bad reputation, being associated with criminal or violent activity. Getting a tattoo is considered an at-risk-behavior for adolescents. This is the a big difference between Baby Boomers and Millennials. Millennials have embraced tattooing while Boomers are unsupportive of the artistry.

In the study "Body Art, Deviance, and American College Students," Jerome Koch, a sociology professor at Texas Tech University, stated individuals who have heavy ink done are more prone to having involvement in illegal drug use and binge drinking.

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