Modifying the body: motivations for getting tattooed and pierced.

  title={Modifying the body: motivations for getting tattooed and pierced.},
  author={Silke Wohlrab and Jutta Stahl and Peter M Kappeler},
  journal={Body image},
  volume={4 1},
Body modifications have been prevalent for centuries and are practiced for a great variety of reasons. Lately, tattoos and body piercings have become increasingly popular. Thus, a profound understanding of the underlying motivations behind obtaining tattoos and body piercings nowadays is required. A considerable body of research on motivational aspects already exists, mainly using explorative approaches to describe motivations. In this paper we provide a review of the existing relevant… CONTINUE READING
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