Tattoos: their relationship to trauma, psychopathology, and other myths.

@article{Rooks2000TattoosTR,
  title={Tattoos: their relationship to trauma, psychopathology, and other myths.},
  author={J K Rooks and Derek J. Roberts and Karen E Scheltema},
  journal={Minnesota medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={24-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between tattoos and reason for presentation to a community hospital emergency department (ED): injury, illness, or a psychiatric/chemical dependency problem. In addition, to assess contemporary beliefs about tattoos, ED staff and patients were surveyed about their attitudes toward and personal experience with tattoos. Demographic characteristics of participants also were evaluated relative to tattoos. METHODS All patients… CONTINUE READING