IDIOCRACY REDUX

20 Apr

ADDICTED TO INK
Johann Wagener 4-19-13

 

It’s no surprise to find that Americans have a predisposition to behaving strangely. When it comes to spending billions on transforming themselves into 2-legged billboards Americans are again #1.  When asked they actually say they are “addicted to ink.” 

 

 

This chart describes the percent of people who have regretted in some way getting their tattoo.
 
  Population Criteria Percentage
1 Percentage of U.S. population who have covered up a tattoo with another tattoo 5%
2 Percentage of people with tattoos who claim they are addicted to ink 32%
3 Percentage of people who have some regret after getting their tattoo 17%
4 Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed 11%

 

 

Consumer Updates > Inked and Regretful: Removing Tattoos

 

Annual amount of U.S. spending on tattoos $1.65 Billion
Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo 14 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 18 – 25 who have at least one tattoo 36 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 26 – 40 who have at least one tattoo 40 %
Total number of Americans that have at least one tattoo 45 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 tattoo 5 %
Percentage of people with tattoos who claim they are addicted to ink 32 %
Percentage of people who have some regret after getting their tattoo 17 %
Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed 11 %

Pew Research Center, Tattoo Finder, Vanishing Tattoo

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