Unformatted text preview: ew, should there be a minimum age
limit for getting a tattoo?
6. What do you think the minimum age to get a
tattoo should be?
(4) 16 years old
18 years old
21 years old
state:______________________ 7. Do you know the health risks associated with
getting a tattoo?
Please state method of knowledge:
1. Read up myself
2. Tattoo artist informed me
3. Others: Please
(3) Not too sure/ Unclear
8. Upon indication of your interest to get a tattoo,
does the tattoo artist inform you of the
potential health risks? (Applicable for those
(3) Not Applicable
9. Would you want a tattoo artist to disclose the
health risks to you before getting a tattoo?
(3) No comment
10. Have you ever heard of a tattoo test patch
(where the artist tests the ink on your skin to
see if there is an allergic reaction)?
(2) No 11. Do you think a tattoo artist should give a test
patch to new customers?
12. Do you think a tattoo artist should give a test
patch to regular customers?
(2) No Appendix C2: Survey Results
1. Why do you not want to get a tattoo? Results of Question 1 23% 20% 3% 13. In your opinion, what are some of the
standards of hygiene that tattoo artist should
follow? Tick those that are relevant.
(4) Clean, single use needles
Use of gloves
Use of face mask
______________________________ 14. How would you rate the hygiene standard of
the tattoo parlour(s) you have visited?
(Applicable for those who have tattoos)
(1) Sufficiently hygienic for customers’
(2) Too unhygienic
(3) Others: Please
Don't see the point
Bad Images to Prospective
i. Haven’t thought about it yet.
ii. Don’t want to appear strange.
iii. Waiting to get one.
iv. Haven’t decided on time in life to get one yet,
has to be a significant moment because it'll be
with me for life
v. Not sure if really want it yet
vi. It's freaking ugly
vii. It'll look ugly when I get fat 2. Why did you get a tattoo? 4. Does the tattoo hold any significant importance to
you? Results of Question 2
Results of Question 4 12% 33% 50% 51%
To Show Independence
i. It'll look ugly when I get fat
ii. Gang membership
iii. Find tattoo meaningful
v. Memories and motivation
vi. Sentimental reasons
vii. Special significance
3. Where did you get your tattoo? Please specify:
ii. Far East Plaza
• Primitive Tattoo
• Sacred Needles
• Johnny Two-Thumbs
iii. Orchard Tower freelance tattoo artist
iv. Spirits of Tattoo
v. Skin Label @ Sunshine Plaza
vi. Bt Timah
vii. Roxy Square, Katong
viii. Small shop at Ang Mo Kio St 81
ix. Parklane shopping centre
x. Friend's house
xi. Overseas temple
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- Winter '14
- Tattoo, Tattooing, age limit, tattoo industry, Dr Eugene Tan