How Common Are Tattoos?
Thirty years ago, getting a tattoo was a sign of rebellion. “Normal people” just didn’t get tattoos.
Things have changed in a big way. Sit down at the mall for an hour of people watching on a warm day, and you’ll see tattoos on arms, ankles, shoulder blades, wrists and necks. Tattoos still have a whiff of rebellion, but, for the most part, they’ve become decidedly mainstream.
According to the Pew Research Center, 14% of all Americans have at least one tattoo. These numbers rise drastically when you start looking at specific age categories. For example, 36% of adults 18 – 25 have a tattoo, while that percentage jumps to roughly 40% of all adults ages 26 – 40.
Without the large stigma that tattoos used to hold, men and women feel more comfortable decorating their bodies with a little ink. If you have a tattoo or are considering a tattoo, you will be far from alone. And just remember, if you ever get tired of your tattoo, laser tattoo removal is always an option!