Tattoos: Should I or Shouldn't I?: The health and social impact of permanent body Art

Tattoos: Should I or Shouldn't I?: The health and social impact of permanent body Art

by Gregory Hall


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Tattoos are very popular these days, in fact over 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo. Many people, however, don't consider the issues involved with the tattooing process, as well as the medical and social implications thereafter. In this book, the author looks at a number of fascinating phenomena, including:
• Why tattoos are so popular;
• Are tattoos addictive;
• What social implications need to be considered;
• What are the real health risks involved.
Tattoo wearers are also seeing social pressure in the form of workplace discrimination, tattoo regret, changes in self perception, and for some, tattoo removal. Tattoos: Should I or Shouldn't I? examines these and other issues so the reader can make an informed decision they won't later regret.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615549248
Publisher: Gregory Hall, MD
Publication date: 10/24/2011
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Gregory L. Hall, MD is a primary care physician practicing in Cleveland, Ohio for the past 20 years. He has lectured on various topics ranging from hypertension to alternative medicine, but his latest passion is to improve the general public's knowledge about the societal, health, and psychological impact of permanent body art.
After graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts with a degree in psychology, the author attended the Medical College of Ohio. He subsequently completed his residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Hall currently serves on the teaching faculty at Case Western Reserve University's College of Medicine, and has an appointment of assistant professor. He has co-chaired the City of Cleveland's Public Health Advisory Committee, and co-chaired the leadership board of Steps to a Healthier Cleveland which oversaw health awareness and improvement activities throughout the area. In 2002, Dr. Hall received a governor's appointment to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, on which he now serves as secretary. In January of 2008, he was appointed to Ohio Medicaid's Health Advisory Board and served on its executive committee. In 2010, he was appointed to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health which oversees Ohio's largest county's broad range of quality driven public health programs and services.

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