Do you have a tattoo? Chances are, if you do – or if you’ve ever thought about getting one – you’re interested in the history and meaning behind tattoos. Tattoos have been around for centuries, and their meanings vary depending on the culture. But despite their popularity, there are still some misconceptions about tattoos that many people believe to be true. Here are fifteen interesting facts about tattoos that you may not know!

  1. According to a survey, more women 49% than men 47 %in the US have tattoos
  2. To mix tattoo color in certain cultures, urine was occasionally used
  3. Your skin is pierced 50 to 3000 times per minute by a tattoo machine
  4. Tattoo ink is inserted into the second layer of skin
  5. Religions like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have traditionally been opposed to tattooing
  6. The philosopher Confucius was against the practice of tattooing because he propagated that the human body is a gift
  7. Tattoos were introduced to the west by sailors like Captain Cook
  8. The oldest discovered proof of tattooing dates back to 3250 BC
  9. The first tattoo machine got its inspiration from Thomas Edison’s electric pen
  10. The oldest recorded tattoo ink recipe contained insect eggs
  11. Black is the easiest color to remove from a tattoo and greens and blues are the hardest to remove.
  12. The term “tattoo” is used in 3% of all female Tinder profiles. 
  13. Teenage tattoo statistics reveal that 40% of individuals with tattoos got their first tattoo at 18 years of age or younger. 
  14. Demographic statistics on tattoos reveal that 40% of 18-34-year-olds have one tattoo or more.
  15. Stats on tattoos for 2019 reveal that 40% of tattooed individuals have tattoos on their forearms. 

That’s all for today! We hope you enjoyed these fun facts about tattoos. If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for reading!