Title

Effects of Tattoos on Perceptions of Credibility and Attractiveness

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Psychological reports

Volume

96

Issue

3c

Publisher

Ammons Scientific

Publication Date

6-1-2005

First Page

1113

Last Page

1120

DOI

10.2466/pr0.96.3c.1113-1120

Abstract

This study examined the effects of tattooing on perception of a male's and a female's credibility and attractiveness. 74 undergraduates viewed a photograph of a tattooed or nontattooed male or female model and then rated dimensions of the models' credibility and attractiveness. Analysis indicated that, although the models' attractiveness ratings were not affected by having a tattoo, their credibility ratings were generally lower when wearing a tattoo than when not wearing one.

Comments

*undergraduate student; **graduate student

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