EPA Spotlight: Attitudes Toward Tattoos

Gregg Byrne, Senior with Dr. Robin Valeri 

Title of Presentation: 

College Students’ Attitudes toward Tattooed Model Representing their University 

What is your research about?

Our research is about trying to see if one's attitudes and perceptions of someone is changed depending on if they have a visible tattoo or not. 

Why is your research interesting/relevant/important?

The percentage of people in our country getting or already having tattoo’s is greatly increasing. But, are our ideas and stereotypical behaviors towards people with tattoo’s changing? Are we more accepting of these people? 

What are you looking forward to most about the conference?

I enjoy being able to talk to other students, professors, etc. about our research and try to see where new research could possibly lead us.