I posted the article ‘Why are women with tattoos seen as promiscuous?’ a few days ago and wrote very briefly about it. This study, accurately summarized by the title of the article, claimed nothing about women with tattoos, but made conclusions about how they are perceived by men.
Today I came across a couple of articles referencing this study but using obviously misleading headlines for the sake of getting the attention of more readers and causing controversy.
“Study: Women who have tattoos are sluts.”
“Easy ink: Women with tattoos more approachable but have looser morals, study claims”
That first headline appeared on a celebrity gossip site that I have never heard of, so I expect them to print scandalous headlines. But the 2nd was from the New York Daily News and is a blatant misrepresentation of the finding from this study. There is absolutely nothing in the study to indicate that women with tattoos have looser morals and this is the type of practice that gives journalism a bad name.