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Autumn 2020, Vol. 28 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2020) 28, 93-99

Original Article

Prevalence, attitude and risk knowledge towards body art among Hong Kong college students: a single institution study


MYC Yau 游燕珍, PL Tang 鄧柏澧, NM Luk 陸乃明


The prevalence, attitudes and risk knowledge towards tattooing and body piercing among young people in Hong Kong are unknown. Through a questionnaire survey, these aspects of body art in college students were studied. With a response rate of 84.7% (459/577), the prevalence of body art was estimated to be 4.75% (22/459). An egocentric motive, drinking habit and friend/family member with body art were found to be associated with those with body art. Knowledge of the related risk was mostly recognised. Compared with the western countries, our prevalence of body art is low while the associated factors are similar.


Keywords: Attitude and risk knowledge, body art, college students, Hong Kong, prevalence

關鍵詞: 看法和風險知識、形體藝術、大學生、香港、盛行率