Nowadays, it seems that almost every TV celebrity and sports star parade some form of body art, especially tattoos. Among professional footballers, having at least one arm fully tattooed seems to be de riguer. Historically, there was a strong element of class stigma associated with tattoos and some still think having a tattoo is confirmation of working-class status. Others, however, see it as an attractive form of self-adornment which transcends class-divisions. But whether you are for or against, there is no doubt that attitudes towards tattooing in the UK have changed significantly over the last 50 years. Just 7% of people born in the 1950s are likely to have a tattoo compared with 42% per cent of people born in the 80s and 90s. Read the full article in our Knowledge Bank.
Psoriasis and tattoos - research review
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