“Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings” is a new health education supplement for middle and upper school students. . .
. . . designed to educate them on the health and social implications of permanent body art. Tattoos and piercings are incredibly popular among teens and young adults such that having a primer that reviews the health risks and social concerns before the teens acquire body art is critical to future education, employment, and social success.
High school nurses across the nation are reporting students getting tattoos unsafely in the community, and actually piercing each other in school restrooms between classes. This health educational supplement, written by a physician with a child psychology background, is the first of its kind and provides an essential overview of this pervasive social phenomenon.
This health education supplement is 88 pages long with over 100 full color photos and illustrations. The book can be purchased for $19.99 and covers the potential health problems with tattoos and piercings, peer pressure, impact on employment and relationships, and common sense advice that needs to be both discussed and considered BEFORE getting a tattoo or piercing.
Add “Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings” to your middle school health curriculum because by high school graduation day well over half the class will already have a tattoo or piercing, and some of their body art will adversely affect college entrance, job interviews, and future relationships.
Research Poll done in 2010, looked at tattoos as a cultural phenomena affecting different generations and organized them by age and whether they had a tattoo or not. The current generation of young adults (called the “Millennials”) adoption of tattoos has been unprecedented in history. Almost four in ten persons age 18 to 29 had at least one tattoo. These numbers include the entire population of America. There are decidedly wide variations in these numbers with tattoos as you travel the country.
There is no question that urban areas have a dramatically increased number of people getting tattoos with some individuals reporting that they “can’t think of a friend” male or female that doesn’t have a tattoo or piercing.
Teens, Tattoos, & Piercings doesn’t ‘preach’ to NOT get tattoos, but instead begins a discussion of the consequences of poorly thought through permanent body art.
The book also has a Companion Teacher’s Guide with classroom discussion guides, handouts, essay suggestions, puzzles, and more.