If You Sport a Tattoo or Body Piercing Then You Might Be Considered As a Heavy Drinker Now, Finds Study

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If You Sport a Tattoo or Body Piercing Then You Might Be Considered As a Heavy D

A new label has been revealed by the French scientists for all those who sport tattoos and believe in getting piercing done throughout their bodies: Alcoholics.

In a recent journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, it has been mentioned that upon surveying around 2,000 young men and women all of them visiting bars on a regular basis in the west of France, a strong connection between boozing and body art has been revealed. The study made for this journal states, "Pierced and/or tattooed individuals had consumed more alcohol in bars on a Saturday night than patrons in the same bars who were non-pierced and non-tattooed".

Prior to this in another research, it was found that all those people who flaunt body art or love to get their body pierced in different areas are more prone to indulging themselves into unsafe sex. They tend to have a fight with the people around and believe in heavy drinking most of the times.

Now, this is for the first time that a study has been conducted to measure more alcohol per liter of exhaled breath.

For finding out such results, the researchers chose the Atlantic Coast of Brittany. This area is known for the highest consumption of alcohol. They surveyed men and women coming out from 21 bars in four different cities on four different Saturdays.

Upon surveying, the researchers found that among the entire group of young boys and girls who were asked about their preference to have tattoos or piercing on their body, around half of them were above 20 years of age.

The reason behind this is that this phenomenon is new in France now and therefore under-18s need to have permission from their parents to do so.

As many as 1,081 men were interviewed and around 903 were not flaunting any kind of body art and the alcohol level found in them was 0.18 milligrams per liter of exhaled air, which is even lower than France's 0.25 drink driving limit.


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