Are tattooed adults really more aggressive and rebellious than those without tattoos?

@article{Swami2015AreTA,
  title={Are tattooed adults really more aggressive and rebellious than those without tattoos?},
  author={Viren Swami and Helen Gaughan and Ulrich S Tran and Tim Kuhlmann and Stefan Stieger and Martin Voracek},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={149-52}
}
One stereotype of people with tattoos is that they are more aggressive and rebellious than people without tattoos. However, studies examining differences in these traits between tattooed and non-tattooed individuals are dated and have returned equivocal results. To re-examine this issue, we asked 378 adults from London, UK, to complete self-report measures of aggression and rebelliousness, and to report the number of tattoos they possessed. Of this sample, 25.7% possessed at least one tattoo… CONTINUE READING
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