Acceptance of tattoos varies widely by tribes and cultures throughout the world. Employers often ban tattoos or body piercings. Some people refuse to get a tattoo or date anyone with a tattoo, for religious reasons.
For people with scleroderma, the risks are multiplied due to health considerations such as the risk of infections, excess scarring, effect on the immune system, and possible MRI complications. (Also see What is Scleroderma?, Medical Complications of Tattoos, and Tattoo Remorse)
Tattoos and Social Status. The meaning of tattoos and social status has always varied, depending on what culture and location the tattoo is associated with. From ancient South Pacific tribal leaders to modern day science geeks, the art of tattoo has been used to represent many different messages. LoveToKnow.
The Infamous Tramp Stamp: Are the Rumors True about Women and Lower Back Tattoos? While it may be true that there are those out there who will judge women with lower back tattoos and refer to them as "tramp stamps," there is no truth to the claim that these women are any more promiscuous than anyone else. VeryWell.
Religious Perspectives on Tattoos. Mormons are advised not to get tattoos. Tattoos are usually forbidden in Suni Islam. They are forbidden in Judaism. Some Christians ascribe the an Old Testament view against tattoos, but most do not. Wikepedia.
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