Remember when getting a tattoo was a big deal? Like you were totally going against society for inking your body with something so permanent. It may still be a big deal some, but to the majority... it isn't.

A new survey, reported by PR Newswire, shows that 82% of Americans, 21 and older, no longer think getting a tattoo is "rebellious." Rather, most people find it as "a statement of individual expression."


Other findings from the survey include:

  • 40% of Americans believe a person's tattoo says more about them than their social media profile. 61% of people with tattoos agree.
  • 72% think it's more acceptable to have visible tattoos now than it was 10 years ago.
  • 59% think in 10 years, most companies won't care about tattoos.
  • 67% of parents would be willing to take their child to get a tattoo when they turn 18.
  • 31% of Americans have tattoos while 51% of millennials have one.

You can read more from the study here.

Going back to when tattoos were "rebellious"... how did your parents find out about your tattoo OR how did you find out about your kids tattoo?