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Unformatted text preview: ng the tattoos all over his body A: 16 Q: Should there be an age limit to tattooing? Q: Do you think there should be an age limit? Q: Why 18? A: Obviously there shouldn’t be, if not the businesses
would not be able to do their business. If they
want to limit the age, they should just limit and
ban tattooing. I really regret getting all these
tattoos. A: They would be matured enough to make their own
decisions. Q: Sorry to hear that. Do you think that firms should
use a test patch before tattooing? Q: Were you given a test patch when you had your
tattoos? A: What is a test patch? A: Yes and I think 18 would be a good number. Q: Do you think test patches should be given? Q: Oh it is the testing of the tattoo ink on a small
patch of your skin before doing the entire tattoo to
check for allergies and maybe any adverse
reactions. A: Actually it depends on the individual. Personally, I
trust the inks the tattoo artist use. I trust the tattoo
artist himself too. A: Oh yah they should really, just in case. The firms
that I patronized did nothing of that sort though.
Luckily I didn’t suffer from any of these reactions. Q: Are you aware of the possible health risks that are
associated with tattooing? Q: All right. Do you also think there should be a
disclosure of health risks by these firms before
tattooing customers? A: No I wasn’t. A: Yes. For one, I know that if there is no hygiene,
there may be infection caused on the skin, like
pus and viruses. The most pressing issue would
be that of new needles, not all firms use them;
some use the non-disposable ones.
Q: How did you know of such risks?
A: I read from books, internet, etc.
Q: Do you think there is a necessity for health risks to
be communicated? A: No. That would just jeopardize their business.
However I feel that they should have notices all
over the shop emphasizing the permanence of
tattoos, and they should make it even more
obvious to younger people as it would stick with
them for a long period of time.
Q: How about the possible hygiene standards each
firm should have? A: It should be that of a hospital, since needles are
used as well. Annex C: Survey conducted for
“Societal” Aspect of Ethical Test
Appendix C1: Sample of Survey
Gender: Male / Female
Age: Below 18/ 18-35/ Above 35
Religion: I have a religion/ I don’t have a religion
How many tattoos do you have? :
None/ One/ More than one Without tattoo
1. Why do you not want to get a tattoo?
(4) Parental Objection
Don’t see the point
Bad image to prospective employers
Other reasons: Please
state:______________________ With tattoo:
2. Why did you get a tattoo?
To show independence
Other reasons: Please
state:_______________________ 3. Where did you get your tattoo?
Please specify: _____________________
4. Does the tattoo hold any significant
importance to you? (Please Circle)
YES / NO ALL PEOPLE:
5. In your vi...
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This document was uploaded on 01/14/2014.
- Winter '14