Ink and Holes-Correlates and predictive associations of body modification among adolescents

Dukes & Stein examined correlates and predictive associations of tattoos and body piercings among 1462 Colorado students in grades 9 – 12 and found boys reporting a greater number of deviant behaviors than girls. Factors examined included: school orientation, weapons possession, delinquency, and substance use. The authors concluded educational staff should become aware of the possible at-risk status of body-modified adolescents, especially among girls who have piercings.

– Youth Society, 2011, 1547-1569

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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