If it seems like everyone has a tattoo these days. And while it’s not everyone, it sure is getting there. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 32% of Americans now have at least one tattoo. In recent decades, we’ve become a lot more accepting of people with tattoos. The biggest reason that people get a tattoo (69%) is to remember someone or something. There are some regrets though as 24% regret one or more. Read on to find out more interesting facts about the survey, as well as the Best Tattoo Shops in Boston.


According to this survey that reported just male and female 38% of women have at least one tattoo, and 27% of men have at least one.


No surprise here as adults under the age of 50 are more likely to have a tattoo. Among those under 30, 41% have at least one tattoo, and 46% of people ages 30 to 49 do as well. AS far as older adults, 25% from 50 to 64 are inked, and 13% of those 65 or older are.

Race and Ethnicity

Black Americans have more tattoos than anyone else at 39%. Hispanics are at 35%, 32% of White people and 14% of Asian Americans.

Sexual Orientation

The study also showed that a little over half (51%) of gay, lesbian, or bisexual Americans have one tattoo. And with women in this group, it’s even higher at 68%. This includes 55% who have more than one tattoo. By comparison, 31% of straight Americans have at least one tattoo.

Politics and Tattoos

Looks like politics doesn’t matter much when it comes to tattoos. One-third of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents have a tattoo. As far as Republicans and Republican leaning people, 32% have one. Who knew that it would be tattoos that we could agree on?

The Best Tattoo Shops in Boston

Let’s take a look at the best-rated Tattoo Shops in Boston. This is according to the ratings of a Google search for best tattoo shops in Boston. Here are 9 of the shops with ratings above 4.5 stars. In no particular order…

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