Skip to comments.On the Beach, Men Are More Likely to Approach a Tattooed Woman
Posted on 05/26/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
There are a lot of reasons to think twice before getting something permanently drawn on your body. One is that people still treat those with tattoos differently than those without. One recent study, for instance, looked at how men treat women with tattoos. What they found was that men are more likely to approach a woman with a tattoo and more likely to expect a date or sex with that woman.
Heres how the study worked. Researchers had women place temporary tattoos on their lower backs and sent them to a well-known beach. The women were instructed to lay on the beach reading a book, staying on their stomachs so that the tattoo was visible. There were two parts to this study. In the first one, once the woman was in place, researchers watched and counted how many men approached her. In the second, once the woman assumed her position, a male researcher walked around the beach and asked random men whether they would be willing to respond to three questions about a girl somewhere on the beach. Every single man they approached said yes.
Heres how the researchers summarized their results:
Two experiments were conducted. The first experiment showed that more men (N = 220) approached the tattooed confederates and that the mean latency of their approach was quicker. A second experiment showed that men (N = 440) estimated to have more chances to have a date and to have sex on the first date with tattooed confederates.
Interestingly, the study did refute an earlier finding about women with tattoos. In 2007, researchers from the University of Liverpool showed that men rated women with tattoos as physically less attractive, but sexually more promiscuous than those without. In this study, researchers found that physical attractivenessas rated by the men on the beach who agreed to answer questions about the womanwasnt impacted by the tattoo. Another study in 2005 also found that tattoos dont change attractiveness, but do negatively impact a persons credibility, regardless of their gender.
So tattoos might not be bad for picking up dudes at the beach, but they might impact what those dudes think of you in the long run.
Not this man.
You mean if a woman has a tramp stamp, a man looking for sex thinks it is more probable with a tat-lady?
They needed a study for this? Probably Fed government funded with tax payer dollars.
I read a headline a few months back that said about 20% of the nation has a tattoo.
Some of those tats look like a skin condition from a few feet away. eww.
The don’t call ‘em Tramp Stamps for nothing...
Hell yes, they’re easy.
Not this man.
Two of us, Travis McGee. I've never wanted to look like a comic book, nor do I have any interest in spending time with women who look like comic books.
We have a winner
...so the drunk says “I don’t know about those guys on the outside, but the one in the middle looks just like Willie Nelson.”
Amen to that
Here’s the news article.
One in Five U.S. Adults Now Has a Tattoo
This doesn’t include all the other forms of body mutilation that are done.
Exactly, Tattoos are a tell that the woman is easy just as a Tongue piercing says she like to do Lewinski’s.
Even if it isn’t true most men think it is.
And most times they are right.
"Go sell crazy someplace else, we have all we need here." (Jack Nicholson in a movie I can't recall to speficy.)
So basically men are thinking if the woman’s judgement was impaired enough to get a tattoo, they are probably stupid enough to date me.
i wonder if that means 40% of the population are getting it regularly
if at first you dont succeed lower your standards
Around here in the Boston area i was always dismayed at the number of women diplaying their tramp stamps but when i travel to say Vegas of Florida.....Jeeeez they are EVERYWHERE.
They say waiting in line for Space Mountain in FL you see a perfect picture of current Americana, what i see i do not like....
Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
My ex had one of those cute butterfly ones. It looks like a condor now, so I guess that makes her look even more promiscuous?
1 in 5 is 20%.
If I weren’t married, women with tats would be at the bottom of my list. For many reasons.
Here’s a reason no one mentions often; Hep C is significantly more common in the tattooed population.
CDC says the incidence of Hep C in the baby boomer group is high. Reason? IMO probably because of tats and the number that got them in the 60s and 70s. Personally I wouldn’t trust ANYONE to stick a needle into me for that reason alone. And I’d not want to stick anything of mine in a woman with ink without her getting a blood test first.
There was a comedian in the 80s who said that when he was at a nightclub looking to pick up a woman for a one night stand, he would always look for the one with the tattoo. To him it said “I’m willing to make a mistake.”
Sad that the tattoos still pretty much mean the same thing but so many more girls have them now.
I am really glad money was spent on this study. It must’ve brought some light into the researchers’ dull lives!
I guess over time the meaning of such a thing can change. But otoh maybe being a tramp is just becoming more acceptable.
I don’t like it either.
At first I thought she had argyria, but that would look more appealing than the reality.
They're totally repulsive.
well doesnt it make sense that not only girls with tattoos are easy so are guys so unless they are all doing each there are 20% easy and at least 20% looking for them so 2+2=40
Did they ask what they guys thought of the likelihood of the tattooed lady having STDs was?
she needs to put oh about 150 pounds. That way it’s warm in the winter, there’s shade int he summer AND moving pictures year around. It’s as good as it gets because somethings gotta give.
I’m sure the gals who wore the tats didn’t mind be thought of that way!/s
That little guy on Fantasy Island sure got around. I don’t know how many women I’ve heard talk about “Getting Tattood”.
20% would seem to be a low estimate. Total population, perhaps.The young people, probably far higher.
The young men cruising the beaches looking for hook-ups are probably inked up as well.
I have had to resign myself to the fact that we will have a large number of future adults with tatts.
Do I think it is attractive? No. But, truthfully, my friend’s daughter has lots and lots of tattoos, even a sleeve. (her wedding was a trip!) She also dresses very Goth. But she made excellent grades thru high school and college, has a great career and family. And is normal as they come. She just looks a little strange.
...so the drunk says I dont know about those guys on the outside, but the one in the middle looks just like Willie Nelson.
That just might be the funniest joke of all time.
tattoos on their lower backs
Might as well be a target!
“As Good As It Gets” (and she definitely ain’t it). I loathe tats on females with a burning passion. You don’t spray graffiti on the Mona Lisa.
I am like the above posts. I don’t care for tattooed women and I don’t like body piercings. Just turns me off.
And I have no idea what that joke means!
But it takes two to tango.
I remember an SNL fake commercial years ago regarding some type of Tramp stamp removal gel or something and it hurt like hell.
I was pretty funny.