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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Association of aggression between tattooing and body piercing Among College Going Women

1 Assistant Professor, Vijay Marie College of Nursing, Hyderabad, India
2 Lecturer, Apollo College of Nursing, Ahemdabad, Gujarat, India
3 Staff Nurses, Vijay Marie Hospital, Hyderabad, India

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Anumol Joseph
Assistant Professor, Vijay Marie College of Nursing, Hyderabad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-1505.262414

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Tattooing and body piercing have been empirically associated with several deviant behaviors and criminality. Body modification had eventually been associated with antisocial personalities, addictive behavior, substance abuse; rebellion, aggression, sadomasochism and other deviant personality traits. A study was conducted with the aim to find the association of tattooing and multiple body piercing with aggression among college going young women. The research design was exploratory survey design. The tool for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The study was conducted from St Francis Degree College for women, Hyderabad, on 60 women. Results revealed that there was moderate aggression (94.33%), followed by mild aggression(6.66%) reported among young women. There was association between religion and aggression. The study can be useful to identify aggressiveness in women and tendencies for tattooing and body- piercing and develop plan for modifications of risk behaviors.

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