Women More Likely To Try And Have Their Tattoos Removed

July 22, 2008

Tattoos are a part of our culture in the U.S., as around 25% of Americans aged 18 to 30 have a tattoo somewhere on theihr body.  According to a new study thought, women are more likely than men to have second thoughts about their tattoo and try to get it removed....Boston (ChattahBox) – Tattoos are a part of our culture in the U.S., as around 25% of Americans aged 18 to 30 have a tattoo somewhere on theihr body. According to a new study thought, women are more likely than men to have second thoughts about their tattoo and try to get it removed.

Women apparently are more likely to have second thoughts about the “ink” that they put on their body.

For the study, researchers led by Myrna Armstong of Texas Tech University went to tattoo removal clinics in Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Texas.

They found at these clinics that two-thirds of those who were getting a tattoo removed were women.

The reasons for women wanting to get rid of the tattoos included negative comments, embarrassment, etc. Many were also unhappy that they could not cover it with clothing.

In the next few years, the number of people aged 18 to 30 with tattoos is expected to jump to 40%, and with that the number of women wanting them removed may increase.

The women stated that they were happy with their tattoo when they first got it, but grew unhappy over time.

The study was published in the journal Archives of Dermatology.


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