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Table 2 Answers to questions about young adults' attitudes and practices towards body art

From: Body piercing and tattoos: a survey on young adults' knowledge of the risks and practices in body art

Questions Yes N° (%) No N° (%) Do not Know N° (%) Tot N°
Have you been pierced? 406 (25.4%) 1.192 (74.6%) 0 1.598
If you don't have a piercing, would you consider it in the future? 249 (20.9%) 779 (65.3%) 164 (13.7%) 1.192
Have you been tattooed? 153 (9.6%) 1.445 (90.4%) 0 1.598
If you don't have a tattoo, would you consider it in the future? 525 (36.3%) 651 (45.1%) 269 (18.6%) 1.445
When you decided to undergo body art, did you ask someone's advise? 195 (42.1%) 268 (57.9%) 0 463
Were your parents informed when you underwent body art? 338 (73.1%) 125 (26.9%) 0 463
Did you sign any informed consent? 89 (19.3%) 368 (79.4%) 6 (1.3%) 463
Were you informed about the risks related to such practices? 343 (74.0%) 104 (22.6%) 16 (3.4%) 463
Did the operator use sterile/disposable instruments? 411 (88.7%) 12 (2.7%) 40 (8.6%) 463
Did you report any complication after the intervention? 61 (13.2%) 402 (86.8%) 0 463