Prevalence of body art (body piercing and tattooing) in university undergraduates and incidence of medical complications.

@article{Mayers2002PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of body art (body piercing and tattooing) in university undergraduates and incidence of medical complications.},
  author={Lester B Mayers and Daniel A. Judelson and Barry W Moriarty and Kenneth William Rundell},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2002},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
OBJECTIVES To survey the prevalence of body art (body piercing and tattooing) in university undergraduate students and to determine the incidence of medical complications from these procedures. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between February and May 2001, students were offered the opportunity to complete an anonymous, voluntary survey at the beginning of class or organizational meetings. The survey instrument requested information concerning body piercing and tattooing (current or removed) by body site… CONTINUE READING

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