Tattooed Army soldiers: examining the incidence, behavior, and risk.

@article{Armstrong2000TattooedAS,
  title={Tattooed Army soldiers: examining the incidence, behavior, and risk.},
  author={Myrna L. Armstrong and Kevin P. Murphy and Alvin L. Sallee and Mike G. Watson},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={165 2},
  pages={
          135-41
        }
}
Primary prevention is a priority for medical personnel. Despite societal popularity and a long association of the military with tattooing, little is known about the tattooed Army soldier, which hampers primary health planning. Basic recruits and advanced individual training students (N = 1,835) at one mid-western military installation completed a questionnaire about any tattooing experiences. Almost half (48%) of the soldiers were serious/very serious about getting a tattoo, with 31% stating… CONTINUE READING

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