Tats & Crooks

From the book Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life:

* A study, which focused on the relationship between tattoos and the criminal way of life, found that criminals get tattoos for reasons such as “self-indulgence, a need for gratification, a deep commitment to delinquency and criminality and a disregard of their consequences” and concluded that tattoos endorse the criminal lifestyle.

Tattoos have been shown to be associated with high-risk behavior. Several studies have linked tattoos with “deviance, personality disorders, substance abuse, risk-taking behavior, and criminality.”163 One scholar writes, “The criminal world universally considers tattoos an inseparable part of their symbols.”

About Luke Ford

I’ve written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).

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