Tattoo Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Pew Research Center, Tattoo Finder, Vanishing Tattoo
Research Date: April 27th, 2015

Questions: How many people have at least 1 tattoo? What is the most important thing to consider when getting a tattoo? Can you be addicted to ink? What percent of U.S. population have one tattoo? What percent of people regret getting a tattoo? How many people get their tattoos removed?

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Tattoo Statistics
Annual amount of U.S. spending on tattoos$1,650,500,000
Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo14 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 18 – 25 who have at least one tattoo36 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 26 – 40 who have at least one tattoo40 %
Total number of Americans that have at least one tattoo45 million
Number of tattoo parlors in the U.S.21,000
Average cost of a small tattoo$ 45
Average cost of a large tattoo$150 / hour
Percentage of U.S. population who have covered up a tattoo with another tattoo5 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who claim they are addicted to ink32 %
Percentage of people who have some regret after getting their tattoo17 %
Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed11 %
Factors Considered When Getting A Tattoo 
Percentage of people with tattoos who think the reputation of tattoo artist or tattoo studio is the most important factor49 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who think price is the most important factor8 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who think a tattoo with a personal meaning is the most important factor43 %
How People Feel About Their Tattoo 
Total percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel rebellious29 %
Percentage of people with a tattoo that say it makes them feel more sexy31 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who say their tattoo makes them feel more intelligent5 %

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.

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