Tattoos are especially prevalent among younger Americans with nearly half of Millennials (47 percent) and over a third of Gen-Xers (36 percent) saying they have at least one.
Just 13 percent of Baby Boomers and 10 percent of Matures have a tattoo.
Rural (35 percent) and urban (33 percent) Americans are both more likely to have a tattoo than suburbanites (25 percent).
Those with children in the household are much more likely than those without kids to be sporting at least one tattoo (43% vs. 21%).
How does a tattoo make you feel?
Sexy: 33 percent
Attractive: 32 percent
Rebellious: 27 percent
Spiritual: 20 percent
Intelligent: 13 percent
Respected: 13 percent
Employable: 10 percent
Healthy: 9 percent
Meanwhile, the non-tattooed have a word or two to say: People who don't have tattoos look down on those who do, saying they are not only less attractive (47 percent), sexy (44 percent) and respectable (34 percent), but also less intelligent (29 percent). And they think those with tattoos are less healthy (28 percent) and less spiritual (25 percent). In addition, nearly half (45 percent) of those without a tattoo say people with tattoos are more rebellious.