Thursday, January 14, 2010

Body art linked to deviance

LUBBOCK, Texas - A Texas Tech University sociology study suggests a correlation between multiple pieces of ?body art,? aka tattoos or piercings, and ?deviant behavior.? Jerome Koch said his ?Body Art Team? surveyed 1,753 students at four unnamed Midwestern and Southern universities and found those respondents with multiple tattoos or piercings were more likely to admit to ?deviant behavior.? ?Results indicate that respondents with four or more tattoos, seven or more body piercings, or piercings located in their nipples or genitals, were substantively and significantly more likely to report regular marijuana use, occasional use of other illegal drugs, and a history of being arrested for a crime,? the study said.---...More

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