The truth about tattoos

Bradley J. Ruffle, Anne E. Wilson

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Despite their ubiquity, tattoos continue to be associated with dishonesty. Notwithstanding, we find few differences in the reporting behavior of tattooed and non-tattooed individuals in either a low-stakes or a high-stakes honesty-detection task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Experimental economics
  • Honesty
  • Incomplete cheating
  • Strategic cheating
  • Tattoo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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