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ERIC Number: EJ1006548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0888-210X
A Qualitative Assessment of Internal Factors for Tattooing among College Students
Tse, Luke M.; Firmin, Michael W.; Angelini, Tammy; Foster, Janna
College Student Affairs Journal, v30 n2 p31-44 2012
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A