Interesting Tattoo Facts

May 14, 2009 at 2:40 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , )


Whether people like it or not tattoos are here to stay and more and more people are heading out to their local tattoo parlor every day to get a tattoo. For a society that does not think too kindly of tattoos they sure do pop in the least likely places. Our everyday lives revolve around tattoos in someway shape or form without one even realizing it. Tattoos are not an evil thing. They are just a form of self expression. With that being said there are a ton of interesting and fun facts about tattoos that people are not aware of.

*The word tattoo is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. It is mistakenly spelled tatoo, or tatto.

*Tattoos and tattoo related keywords are the most searched words on the internet beating out the adult industry.

*Tattooing has been used as a way of smuggling secret messages across enemy lines in times of war.

*It has been claimed that urine was once used to mix the colouring matter of some tattoo ink.

*The tattoo business has boobing during these tough economic the Untied States are dealing with.

*Women are more likely to get a tattoo removed.

*20% of women have a tattoo on their lower back. Also called the “tramp stamp” by some. This percentage is pretty larger considering that only 5% of women have a tattoo located some where else on their body.

*Tahitians believed that the process of tattooing the body served to contain its sacred power.

*Removing a tattoo can cost up to three times more than the design itself.

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  1. Caitlin said,

    Where did you get this information? I find it hard to believe that 20% of women have a tattoo on their lower back.. unless you mean that 20% of women who have a tattoo have it there.

    • Ashley said,

      Yes I mean 20% of women who have tattoos have a tattoo on their lower back.

  2. Junyong said,

    Hey, these are really new to me. Thanks for posting this. To add to the discussion, is it 20% of the women in the US or 20% of women in the world?

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