The general theme of this article is kind of interesting, if not terribly enlightening: “teens with body piercing and tattoos are risk takers who are more likely to be involved with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana than teens without piercing or tattoos.” And within those two groups, the teens with tattoos live closer to the edge than those with just piercings. The study says that teens with tatoos are “64 per cent more likely to believe marijuana should be legalized.”
However, included in the so-called “risk-taking behaviour” is a vegetarian diet: “Teenagers with tattoos are … 53 per cent more likely to be vegetarians.” I realize this is likely presented as more of a “Hey, look at these kids, they have tattoos and they shun the societal norm of eating meat! They’re wacky!,” but with the headline as it is, vegetarianism is lumped in with drinking alcohol, smoking, and doing drugs. Oh, and with listening to all that crazy “Goth, Punk, Metal and Electronica” music.
<sarcasm>The kids today are just amazing with their wild music and weird dietary choices, aren’t they?</sarcasm>