Ultimate Answers to Proximate Questions: The Evolutionary Motivations behind Tattoos and Body Piercings in Popular Culture

@article{Carmen2012UltimateAT,
  title={Ultimate Answers to Proximate Questions: The Evolutionary Motivations behind Tattoos and Body Piercings in Popular Culture},
  author={Rachael A. Carmen and A. Guitar and H. Dillon},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={134 - 143}
}
  • Rachael A. Carmen, A. Guitar, H. Dillon
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Numerous studies have found that piercing and tattooing the body is an increasingly prevalent trend in modern popular culture; however, this is not only a modern practice. Evidence of various forms of body ornamentation has been found in human societies dating back thousands of years. Although prior research has focused on the potential relationships between various personality traits and the likelihood of piercing or tattooing the body, few have approached this topic from an evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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