Table 2

Answers to questions about young adults' attitudes and practices towards body art

Questions

Yes N° (%)

No N° (%)

Do not Know N° (%)

Tot N°


Have you been pierced?

406 (25.4%)

1.192 (74.6%)

0

1.598


If you don't have a piercing, would you consider it in the future?

249 (20.9%)

779 (65.3%)

164 (13.7%)

1.192


Have you been tattooed?

153 (9.6%)

1.445 (90.4%)

0

1.598


If you don't have a tattoo, would you consider it in the future?

525 (36.3%)

651 (45.1%)

269 (18.6%)

1.445


When you decided to undergo body art, did you ask someone's advise?

195 (42.1%)

268 (57.9%)

0

463


Were your parents informed when you underwent body art?

338 (73.1%)

125 (26.9%)

0

463


Did you sign any informed consent?

89 (19.3%)

368 (79.4%)

6 (1.3%)

463


Were you informed about the risks related to such practices?

343 (74.0%)

104 (22.6%)

16 (3.4%)

463


Did the operator use sterile/disposable instruments?

411 (88.7%)

12 (2.7%)

40 (8.6%)

463


Did you report any complication after the intervention?

61 (13.2%)

402 (86.8%)

0

463


Quaranta et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:774   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-774

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