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Shocking Tattoo Statistics

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Tattoos have always been surrounded with legend and cultural significance. From contemporary modern expressionism to ancient art, the significance of a tattoo can vary and depend on the placement and individual. If you look at the reasoning behind an individual getting tattooed you will find that their answers will cover the spectrum. If we take a closer look at the number of people in America that choose to get tattoos, this online survey conducted by Harris Interactive in 2012 shows the results as: One in every five adults in the United States had a tattoo. This number represented a percentage of 21%, which had significantly increased from 14% and 16% in a survey conducted in 2003 and 2008 respectively. Geography In terms of geographical location, tattoos were more prevalent in the West; with about 26% of the individuals having tattoos. The remainder percentages were of the South at 18%, East at 21% and the Midwest at 21%. Make no mistake about it, the tattoo industry is hot property. There are an estimated 20,000+ parlors operating in the United States, according to a U.S. News & World Report article, which said, on the average, an establishment is being added in the country every day. The article ranked tattooing as the sixth fastest growing retail venture of the 1990s, right behind Internet, paging services, bagels, computer and cellular phone service. What do you think about your ink? Statistics of individuals with tattoos were also quite interesting, as about 86% of the sample ... Read More »

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BuzzFeed: 15 Things You Probably Never Knew About Tattoos

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By BuzzFeed 1. 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 Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have sleeves. Via: abcnews.go.com 3. The earliest recorded tattoo belonged to Utzi the Iceman Circa 3300 BC. He had a total of 57 tattoos. Via: tonymountain.blogspot.com 4. Speaking of Utzi, Brad Pitt has his likeness tattooed on him Oh hey Brad. Via: vanishingtattoo.com 5. The earliest Finger-stache appeared in 2003 Good to know. Via: xanaxjunkee.blogspot.com Read More »