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Old 15th Aug 2011, 08:21
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from the Urban Dictionary:

"...there have been sociological studies done by the American Psychological Association, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and other demographic researchers showing strong correlative evidence associating tattoos with high risk behavior, illegal substance abuse and sexual promiscuity. These risk factors are greatest in the age range which these types of tattoos are gaining main stream popularity..."

this comment was made specifically in regard to "Tramp Stamps", but may have some aspect relevant to the discussion here.

and I'm a "cleanskin"
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 09:01
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...the American Psychological Association, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and other demographic researchers...
That's a coincidence. When I watched Louis Theroux's TV programme on 'lifers' recently, the inmates all wore large tattoos. I suspect the communities these researchers have sampled, may not be representative of all tattoo owners!!
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 15:32
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"Significantly more forensic psychiatric inpatients with tattoos had a diagnosis of anti-social personality disorder (ASPD) compared to patients without tattoos. Patients with ASPD also had a significantly greater number of tattoos, a trend toward having a greater percentage of their total body surface area tattooed, and were more likely to have a history of substance abuse than patients without ASPD. Tattooed subjects, with or without ASPD, were significantly more likely to have histories of substance abuse, sexual abuse and suicide attempts than non-tattooed patients......
Forensic psychiatric inpatients with tattoos should be assessed carefully for the presence of antisocial personality disorder as well as for substance abuse, sexual abuse and suicide attempts..."http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/60449/1/43_ftp.pdf

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"Tattooing no longer carries a negative social message. To investigate stigma related to employment, undergraduates rated how likely they would be to hire a young woman photographed with or without a butterfly tattoo for a front or back office job. Tattooed candidates were rated as less likely to be hired."
-"Perceived Stigma of Tattoos in Hiring Decisions"- Fiorilli
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 10:41
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tattoos bonkers or what

right or wrong its hard enough to get into rotary,youd have to be bonkers to turn up with highly viz graffiti on show,then convince an employer they need you , let alone holes all over your face that you fill up for fri night out , helispeediii
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Some sensible and some alarming reactions, but good reading nonetheless

I have a tattoo and its beautiful, the work of a very talented Hungarian artist,
and I will never regret having it done. It represents something special to me and I am the only male (save him) to have ever seen it. It shall remain that way until they put the tag on my big toe

I got it very late on, and with 10,500+ hours and an unblemished career to date, I have managed to go through life without offending many people or showing alarming tendencies of the scary guy nature

Some of the comments on this thread have however stirred up my desire to get a big raspberry tattooed on my arse so I can wave it at a few people

To the poster, good luck with your career and if you ever question or doubt the sanity of yourself or your bodywork AFTER you've made it in helicopters, take a long slow look around you..... There are many strange characters lurking under them gold bars and white shirts, just check the divorce registry
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Old 17th Aug 2011, 13:29
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Some of the comments on this thread have however stirred up my desire to get a big raspberry tattooed on my arse so I can wave it at a few people
I would suggest it not be your Boss Fellah until which time you are ready to travel to exotic places and meet other interesting people.

One Tat, a desire for more....and an announced anti-social attitude.....that's my Griffo in his best form!
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