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BuzzFeed: 15 Things You Probably Never Knew About Tattoos

By BuzzFeed

1. Democrats are more likely to have tattoos than Republicans

Democrats are more likely to have tattoos than Republicans

(18% vs 14%)

Source: freerepublic.com  /  via: klyam.com

2. Seven U.S. congressmen (and 1 congresswoman) have tattoos

Seven U.S. congressmen (and 1 congresswoman) have tattoos

Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have sleeves.

3. The earliest recorded tattoo belonged to Utzi the Iceman

The earliest recorded tattoo belonged to Utzi the Iceman

Circa 3300 BC. He had a total of 57 tattoos.

4. Speaking of Utzi, Brad Pitt has his likeness tattooed on him

Speaking of Utzi, Brad Pitt has his likeness tattooed on him

Oh hey Brad.

5. The earliest Finger-stache appeared in 2003

The earliest Finger-stache appeared in 2003

Good to know.

6. 14% percent of Americans have at least one tattoo

14% percent of Americans have at least one tattoo

17% of them regret it.

Via: vice.com

7. Czar Nicholas got a dragon inked on his right arm in the 1800s

Czar Nicholas got a dragon inked on his right arm in the 1800s

Eat your heart out, Stieg Larsson. (RIP)

8. A restaurant in Ohio offers a 25% discount to anyone sporting a grilled cheese tattoo

A restaurant in Ohio offers a 25% discount to anyone sporting a grilled cheese tattoo

Which means you now have TWO good reasons to get that tattoo.

9. The Maori of New Zealand carve designs into their skin using bone chisels, then fill them in with ink

The Maori of New Zealand carve designs into their skin using bone chisels, then fill them in with ink.

(This is called Moko) Via: designtattooideas.com

10. One third of Americans say tattoos make them feel sexier

One third of Americans say tattoos make them feel sexier

The other two thirds…maybe not so much

The other two thirds...maybe not so much

11. Lucky Diamond Rich is the world’s most tattooed man

Lucky Diamond Rich is the world's most tattooed man

Wonder if he feels sexy, too.

Via: zicayda.com

12. The tattoo industry’s annual revenue is reportedly 2.3 billion dollars

The tattoo industry's annual revenue is reportedly 2.3 billion dollars

That’s a lot of these guys.

Source: theweek.com  /  via: green-jet.deviantart.com

13. A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the other was said to protect a sailor from drowning

A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the other was said to protect a sailor from drowning

Neither animal can swim.

Via: rhysgordon.com

14. Ferrets get tattoos!

Ferrets get tattoos!

Breeders put dots in ferrets’ ears to indicate spaying or neutering.

Via: media.photobucket.com

15. Friday the 13th is one of the most popular days to get inked

Friday the 13th is one of the most popular days to get inked

Tattoo parlors across the country often offer $13 specials on the Friday the 13th flash.

See original article here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/fbad/inkmaster/15-things-you-probably-never-knew-about-tattoos

3 responses

  1. Pingback: 15 cosas que no sabías de los tatuajes « tatuajesyperiodismo

  2. Reblogged this on tatuajesyperiodismo and commented:
    De los tatuajes se habla mucho, pero seguro no sabías esto:

    October 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM

  3. Pingback: Interesting!!!! | wmathiesen

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