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Perception of Tattoos in South Korea: Analysis of Citizen Survey Data

대한피부과학회지 2021년 59권 1호 p.15 ~ 24
이상훈, 이충혁, 김정수, 박미연, 정찬우, 이상준, 최응호,
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이상훈 ( Lee Sang-Hoon ) - Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine Department of Dermatology
이충혁 ( Lee Chung-Hyeok ) - Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine Department of Dermatology
김정수 ( Kim Joung-Soo ) - Hanyang University Guri Hospital Department of Dermatology
박미연 ( Park Mi-Youn ) - National Medical Center Department of Dermatology
정찬우 ( Jeong Chan-Woo ) - JF Dermatology Clinic
이상준 ( Lee Sang-Jun ) - Arumdaun Nara Dermatologic Clinic
최응호 ( Choi Eung-Ho ) - Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine Department of Dermatology

Abstract


Background: Increasing numbers of individuals are getting tattoos in recent times; however, the possible adverse effects of tattoos performed by non-medical practitioners are often overlooked. Limited information is available regarding the actual numbers of individuals getting tattoos and the perception regarding tattoos in the general population.

Objective: We investigated the prevalence of tattoos and public perception of tattoos.

Methods: Between August and September 2019, we performed a questionnaire survey that included 1,000 individuals aged ≥20 years.

Results: Among the 1,000 participants in this survey, 370 (37%) had received a tattoo; the number of participants with cosmetic tattoos (68.4%) was nearly 2-fold higher than the number of participants with body tattoos (31.6%).
The most common motivation for getting a tattoo was “for beauty” (44.9%), followed by “convenience of make-up” (34.1%), and “recommendation from friends or others” (14.6%). In the tattoo-related satisfaction category, information regarding injected dye-induced adverse effects, facility hygiene, and pre-allergy testing were commonly rated as unsatisfactory by respondents. Only 322 (32.2%) participants were aware that semi-permanent tattoos could not be erased. Furthermore, 780 (78.0%) participants had a negative impression regarding body tattoos, and 844 (84.4%) participants preferred to get tattoos at specialized medical institutions based on the national regulations to minimize possible tattoo-induced adverse effects.

Conclusion: This study confirmed that a relatively large number of individuals had received tattoos but had a negative impression regarding this procedure. Educational and institutional management for public safety are necessary owing to a lack of awareness regarding tattoos and tattoo-related safety.

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Korean; Perception; Safety; Side effect; Tattoo

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