8.5 percent of Germans have tattoos: study

31st August 2006, Comments 0 comments

31 August 2006, BERLIN -­ People who get tattoos or piercings want to change their life, according to a research team from the universities of Leipzig and Frankfurt. According to the study, tattooed or pierced people tend to seek new, exciting or even risky behaviour with more regularity than others. This group does not suffer from fear or depression any more than other groups, but their overall mental health is noticeably worse than that of the population at large. The study gathered data from 2,000 G

31 August 2006

BERLIN -­ People who get tattoos or piercings want to change their life, according to a research team from the universities of Leipzig and Frankfurt.

According to the study, tattooed or pierced people tend to seek new, exciting or even risky behaviour with more regularity than others.

This group does not suffer from fear or depression any more than other groups, but their overall mental health is noticeably worse than that of the population at large.

The study gathered data from 2,000 German citizens aged 14 to 93. About 8.5 percent of respondents were tattooed, while about 7 per cent had a piercing of some kind.

The study also showed that people with a tattoo or a piercing tend to live in the city, are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to belong to a religious community.

DPA

Subject: German news

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