Tattoos - Interesting Stats

I have a small tattoo on my right shoulder; it’s an anchor that has a banner that said USN. Notice I didn’t say it has a banner that says USN. That’s because over the years the letters kind of became unreadable and have morphed into more of a blob. I am wondering what a lot of these young girls are going to think about their cute tattoos when they don’t look like that anymore, not even taking into account body size changes.

I personally have never liked a lot of tattoos and especially ones that show when wearing a short sleeve shirt. A big turnoff to me is a girl with a lot of tats on her arms, shoulders. and backs and wearing a strapless or spaghetti strap dress. Or girls with big tats on their legs.


Even on my wildest drunken nights in SE Asia, I was never stupid drunk enough to get a tattoo.


Generational gap…

Fogies don’t like them and applied negative connotations to people who have them…

Gen X and forward accept peoples’ desire to ink their bodies and realize that being a highly skilled professional AND being tattooed are not mutually exclusive.

I wouldn’t get one.

Too permanent.

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Yeah… I wouldn’t recommend getting just one either… :grin:

I wouldn’t get EVEN SO MUCH AS one!

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Oh, I don’t care if a person gets one, I just think big tats don’t look good on girls. I am not judging them or putting them down. I also wonder what they will think about them 30 or 40 years later.

Statistics on tattoos include12:

  • 70% of those who have tattoos have more than one tattoo and 20% have more than five.
  • 36% of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo.
  • 72% of adults with tattoos have tattoos that are usually hidden by clothing.
  • More women regret their tattoos than men.
  • In 2012, 21% of Americans had one or more tattoos.
  • More than 145 million Americans alone have tattoos.
  • At least 35% of people have one tattoo, and approximately 20% of people have two tattoos.
  • Approximately 9% of people have more than 6 tattoos.
  • As the number of tattoos increases, the number of people who have them decreases; that is generally the trend.
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We told our son he’s welcome to get tattoos, but to wait until he’s 30 to do so.

I got a couple of horrible ones when I was 18/19. Got them covered up later with tattoos I’m happy with. But damn I was an idiot at 18.


Love tats, 17 years later is still just look at my tats and go damn i love them

My students often asked if I had any tats. I told them no, but if I got one it would be a medical alert for hemophilia.