DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2017.04.005
View full text
Jordan Ball, Robert J. F. Elsner

Abstract: External perceptions of individuals based on the presence of tattoos were assessed. College students completed an online attitudinal assessment in a 4 × 2 design. Participants were asked to rate the aesthetics of tattoos and models (11 women and 17 men) from Photoshopped images. Results (n = 152 usable of 177 collected) indicate that as whole models and tattoos are not affected in aesthetic appeal, but individually some models and tattoos were affected. Tattoos were rated as better quality art when the model …

expand abstract