Fun Facts and Statistics About Tattoos

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few decades, you’ll have seen with your own two eyes that more and more people – both young and old – have been getting inked. Yes, tattoos have become mainstream in many countries.

Check out this infographic below. A survey was conducted on 9,054 respondents and on average, nearly 4 out 10 respondents said they have at least one tattoo! That is a significant number considering that not too long ago, tattooed people were branded as no-good folks. Oh my, how the tables have turned, indeed!

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In the United States, statistics show that 1 out of 5 Americans has at least one tattoo – this is more or less 66 million people in the whole country! Out of this number, 38% are adults in their 30’s. And for the age group of 18-29, records show that 36% of Americans in this age have at least one tattoo.  

In the United Kingdom, it is said that 1 out of 3 young adults are inked. In the entire country, the numbers are 1 out of 5. Either way, these statistics are significant. In the future, we can only expect the numbers to go up as more and more people get tattoos!

You know what’s really something to look forward to in the future?

When all the young ones grow old, how well are they going to wear their tattoos? Because no matter what we do, we’re all going to grow older. We can moisturise our skins all we want, but it doesn’t change the fact that our skins will eventually become old and wrinkled. Will our tattoos still look good then?

Well, apparently a lot of people don’t even bother waiting to find out because they’ve signed up for the painful and lengthy process known as tattoo removal (11% of tattooed folks, to be exact).

With the increasing popularity of tattoos come the rise of tattoo removals (tattoo removal clinics have increased by 400%!). And it’s not surprising really considering the fact that people get tattoos as a spur of the moment decision or a drunken decision. Tattoos should be thought out really well. It’s recommended to sit on your decision for a few weeks or months, and if at the end of the waiting period you still want one, then go ahead.

Just keep this fact in mind: about 70% of business owners do not want to hire tattooed employees. So, if you really, really want to get inked, make sure it’s someplace you can easily cover at work.


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