Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Current trends of anatomical physiology of tattoo

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Author Details: Naveen S Kotur, Anitha M R, Vijayanath V, Ghansham Sharma

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 5

Article End Page : 8


Introduction: Remarkable increase in the occurrence of tattoo has triggered to do this study to know the possible reason for this. Presently this has emerged as a big fashion accessary to both the genders.
Objectives: To know the prevalence of tattoo, assess the religion and gender-wise distribution, know the reasons for getting a tattoo and, after effects of tattooing.
Materials and Methods: All the individuals from the society with whom the researcher come in contact having tattoos. A proforma was prepared for the same with the standard questionnaire and asked the individuals to fill the same. The researcher will help in filling the form for illiterates; since the answer to the questions are specific standard replies.
Results and Discussion: Since the study was conducted in a place where the majority of Hindus live and religion may not give any statistical significance with respect to religion. More participants were from urban backup. Almost equal number of individuals used the permanent and temporary methods of a tattoo. And they were found more in hands being done by an amateur with a single colour. Getting the tattoo removed was not seen in the present study and very few have the regrets of having the tattoo done on them.
Conclusion: Here the urban area and literacy rate have some significant comparison with the available literature. In this study students have more tendency compared to another group. And number had a permanent tattoo with a single colour. Hands are the commonest site for tattoo and fashion is the main reason. The amateur done tattoo was more with no complaints after getting the tattoo done. Majority of the people have no plans to get the tattoo removed and less number of subjects were regretting getting the tattoo done.

Colour, Fashion, Hands, Profession, Removal.

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