Tattoos and body modifications have a significant role to play in the identification of individuals in a variety of forensic contexts. Despite this, little work has explicitly examined this topic. The aim of this study was to examine whether personal perception has an influence on the identification of tattoo images. A questionnaire was constructed containing a variety of tattoo images and distributed randomly, resulting in two hundred and eleven participant responses. The results indicated that the perception of tattoos has a high margin for error and interpretation. The conclusion of the study argues that a perception issue exists amongst individuals, however further work needs to be carried out to establish the degree of variation.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine|
|Early online date||22 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2019|