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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 13

of 'Tattooing in adolescents and young adults'

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College students, tattoos, and sexual activity.
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Koch JR, Roberts AE, Armstrong ML, Owen DC
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Psychol Rep. 2005;97(3):887.
 
This research examined the association of having a tattoo and engaging in premarital sexual intercourse. Data gathered from a convenience sample of 450 college students indicated that tattooed respondents were substantively and significantly more likely to be sexually active than nontattooed college students. Tattooed men became sexually active at a significantly earlier age than nontattooed men but no such difference was found between tattooed and nontattooed college women.
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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Texas Tech University, Lubbock 79409, USA. jerome.koch@ttu.edu
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