Why are tattoos so popular in today's society?
Why are tattoos so popular in today’s society? Most people who have tattoos will say that they got it for a specific time or person in their lives that they will never forget. Others say that they feel more adventurous and don’t really have a specific reason for getting their tattoo. For some people, tattoos make them feel different from other people. Some people say it is art. In an NBC News article a young man said, “Your body’s an empty canvas, so you almost want to continue to add to it.” I personally do not like tattoos and i don’t understand them. I understand the tattoos that represent a special someone or a specific time in ones life more than the ones that are there to show rebellness. Fads and styles come and go. I am not sure if tattoos will ever die down, but if they do, some people may regret getting tattoos.
Twenty-four percent of Americans between 18 and 50 are tattooed; thats almost one of four. In 2011 $1.65 billion was spent in the U.S. on tattoos. Below is a link that gives further detail on statistics about tattoos in the U.S.