Friday, April 19, 2013

IDIOCRACY REDUX

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 CriteriaPercentage
1Percentage of U.S. population who have covered up a tattoo with another tattoo5%
2Percentage of people with tattoos who claim they are addicted to ink32%
3Percentage of people who have some regret after getting their tattoo17%
4Percentage of people with a tattoo who are getting or have had one removed11%


Consumer Updates > Inked and Regretful: Removing Tattoos

Annual amount of U.S. spending on tattoos$1.65 Billion
Total percent of Americans (all ages) who have at least one tattoo14 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 18 – 25 who have at least one tattoo36 %
Percentage of U.S. adults 26 – 40 who have at least one tattoo40 %
Total number of Americans that have at least one tattoo45 million
Number of tattoo parlors in the U.S.21,000
Average cost of a small tattoo$ 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 %

Pew Research Center, Tattoo Finder, Vanishing Tattoo