tattoo facts

the modern tattoo machine was invented by thomas edison in 1876.  it was intended to be an engraving device but in 1891 samuel o’reilly figured out it could be used to tattoo people.

 

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The National Geographic News stated in April 2000 that 15% of Americans were tattooed (or approximately 40 million people!)

 

Many Americans who do not have tattoos said they think that people with tattoos are less attractive (42%), less sexy (36%) and less intelligent (31%). They also think that those with tattoos are more rebellious (57%). In contrast, only 29% of those with tattoos think they are more rebellious.

 

A majority of Americans with tattoos (83%) do not regret getting them, while 17% do feel regret. The survey found that regret for getting a tattoo was highest among tattooed Republicans (24%) and among those living in the South (21%). And, the reason cited most often for feeling regret about getting tattoos was “because of the person’s name in the tattoo” (16%).

 

 

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