Tattoos and Alcohol

You are not going to believe this but a new study just came out  in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research  and it found that people with tattoos consume more alcohol than those without tattoos.  This is not a joke.  Someone is funding these things.  No kidding they drink more.  Maybe, just maybe, that is why some of them got the tattoos in the first place?   “The researchers suggest educators, parents and physicians consider tattoos and piercings as potential “markers” of drinking, using them to begin a conversation about alcohol consumption and other risky behaviors.”   Brilliant conclusion.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for “Tattoos and Alcohol

  1. mamadoc
    April 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Gee, you think? Wonder who paid for that?

  2. Lawrence Sweet
    April 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    When I was in medical school back in the early 1950’s, the head of the Pathology Department felt that the presence of a tattoo on a cadaver was a clear indication that the individual probably had syphilis.

  3. tom walsh
    April 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    There was a commercial many years ago for Tip Top bread. Spokesperson Emily Tipp was on an elevator with a man who said something to the effect that he could show his tattoo of a lightbulb on his head whenever they came up with a new idea. When Emily asked why he had a lightbulb tattooed on his bald head, he muttered, “It was New Year’s Eve and it seemed like a good idea at the time.”
    Your article reminded me of that. Thanks for the memory jolt!

  4. andy nish md
    April 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Holy cats*%t Batman! Who woulda thunk? Somewhere there is a Nobel Prize with these guys name on it….right next to the one they gave Obama.

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