Body art, deviance, and American college students

  title={Body art, deviance, and American college students},
  author={Jerome R. Koch and Alden E. Roberts and Myrna L. Armstrong and Donna C. Owen},
This research examines the relationship between body art (tattoos and piercings) and deviance. With the increasing mainstream presence of visible tattoos and piercings among entertainers, athletes, and even in corporate boardrooms, we wonder the extent to which long-time enthusiasts and collectors regard the phenomenon as encroachment. We use sub-cultural identity theory to propose that individuals with increasing evidence of body art procurement will also report higher levels of deviant… CONTINUE READING


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