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A Pilot Study on Tattooing Culture in Peninsular Malaysia

T. Nataraja Moorthy

Malaysia is a multiracial and multicultural country. The aim of this pilot study is to analyze the tattooing culture among Malaysians. The study also investigates motivation for having it and its significance. The subjects are consented Malaysians and random, convenience samples survey with questionnaire was conducted on 109 tattooed participants, age ranges 13-60 years, at an urban area. The questionnaire assessed demographics including age, gender, racial or ethnic background and liking of tattooing. The result of the racial analysis indicated that Indians are more likely to have tattooing followed by Chinese and Ibans. The dominant Malays are against tattooing and permanent tattooing is forbidden in Islam. In religious consideration, result of the analysis shows that Hindus are more likely to have tattooing followed by Christian and Sikh. The procured data was complied, organized and analysed statistically. The descriptive results were presented as table using frequency and percentage.