Thursday, April 26, 2012

People Who Get Tattoos Drink More

Tattooed and drinking - check
People with tattoos drink more than their tattoo-less peers, a new study from France suggests.

The researchers asked nearly 3,000 young men and women as they were exiting bars on a Saturday night if they would take a breathalyzer test. Of those who agreed to take it, the researchers found that people with tattoos had consumed more alcohol than those without tattoos, the researchers said.
Is anybody shocked by the fact that people who get tattoos are more likely to drink, and generally move to the edges of society's norms?  I hope not.

Why Can't I find a Job?
Previous studies have shown that tattooed individuals are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as unprotected sex, theft, violence and alcohol consumption, compared to people without tattoos.
 I obviously picked the wrong brand of science.  I picked stupid water chemistry and biology, when I could be questioning people about their drinking and sexing habits (not to mention criminal behavior).
Tattooed on ovaries - are you kidding me?
The researchers suggest educators, parents and physicians consider tattoos and piercings as potential "markers" of drinking, using them to begin a conversation about alcohol consumption and other risky behaviors.
Not bad, just a hint of gaudy
On the other hand, I doubt if Dana Loesch got drunk to have her tattoo put on; she probably just bit a bullet:

Special Thanks to Wombat-Socho for picking up this and other links in his special Thursday edition of Rule 5 Sunday.

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