United States of tattoos – The art of pop culture

Pavel Prikhodko, Ph.D. Machine Learning

According to Statista.com, the number of people wearing tattoos is growing each year. In 2012, 21 percent of Americans had one or more tattoos. In comparison, the total rates of tattooed people in 2003 and 2008 were 16 percent and 14 percent respectively. If we examine the rate by gender, it is interesting to note that female respondents are tattooing their bodies more actively in recent years. In 2012, about 23 percent of women had one or more tattoos, compared to 19 percent of men. In 2008, 13 percent of female respondents and 15 percent of male respondents were tattooed. The percentages of tattooed males and females in 2003 were 16 and 15 percent accordingly.

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