According to dermatology study by Northwestern University of Chicago professor Ann Laumann, tattooing is less prone to infection, with 13% chance of becoming infected, while piercing has a 23% risk involved in their procedures.

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The figures came to light after the study investigate the increasing popularity of tattoo’s, with 1 in 3 young adults sporting some form or ink. As numbers rise and people experiment more, the law on health and hygiene has become stricter which should benefit all involved.

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The study, highlighted the preferred location of tattoos, with women opting for their ankle (27 %) and men their arm (75 %). Interestingly, the study of 500 people found that the reason behind getting a tattoo was as follows; 58 % said they have been in prison, 37 % drank too much and 38 % admitted to doing drugs.