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On the Beach, Men Are More Likely to Approach a Tattooed Woman
Smithsonian.com ^ | 23MAY2013 | Unknown

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.

Here’s 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.

Here’s 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 attractiveness—as rated by the men on the beach who agreed to answer questions about the woman—wasn’t impacted by the tattoo. Another study in 2005 also found that tattoos don’t change attractiveness, but do negatively impact a person’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; carnyrubes; circusescapees; easy; genderwars; napl; psychology; sex; tattoo; trampstamp; women
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1 posted on 05/26/2013 7:52:48 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

conversation starter


2 posted on 05/26/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Not this man.


3 posted on 05/26/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


4 posted on 05/26/2013 7:55:27 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Tramp stamp.


5 posted on 05/26/2013 7:56:03 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: whitedog57

I read a headline a few months back that said about 20% of the nation has a tattoo.


6 posted on 05/26/2013 7:57:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Some of those tats look like a skin condition from a few feet away. eww.


7 posted on 05/26/2013 7:58:10 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The don’t call ‘em Tramp Stamps for nothing...


8 posted on 05/26/2013 7:58:26 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hell yes, they’re easy.


9 posted on 05/26/2013 7:58:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Travis McGee
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.

10 posted on 05/26/2013 7:59:36 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Jack Hydrazine
That's why they're called "tramp stamps."
11 posted on 05/26/2013 7:59:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: CitizenUSA

We have a winner


12 posted on 05/26/2013 7:59:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

...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.”


13 posted on 05/26/2013 7:59:42 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Travis McGee

Amen to that


14 posted on 05/26/2013 7:59:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; a fool in paradise
Hot beach babe!


15 posted on 05/26/2013 7:59:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Here’s the news article.

One in Five U.S. Adults Now Has a Tattoo
http://www.harrisinteractive.com/NewsRoom/HarrisPolls/tabid/447/mid/1508/articleId/970/ctl/ReadCustom%20Default/Default.aspx

This doesn’t include all the other forms of body mutilation that are done.


16 posted on 05/26/2013 8:00:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: CitizenUSA

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.


17 posted on 05/26/2013 8:01:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Standing Wolf
I'll pass, hon.

"Go sell crazy someplace else, we have all we need here." (Jack Nicholson in a movie I can't recall to speficy.)

18 posted on 05/26/2013 8:01:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


19 posted on 05/26/2013 8:02:27 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jack Hydrazine

i wonder if that means 40% of the population are getting it regularly


20 posted on 05/26/2013 8:02:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

if at first you dont succeed lower your standards


21 posted on 05/26/2013 8:03:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Sherman Logan

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....


22 posted on 05/26/2013 8:03:45 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: DannyTN

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!


23 posted on 05/26/2013 8:03:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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?


24 posted on 05/26/2013 8:04:07 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: Travis McGee
Me neither. It is a form of mutilation. If I want to see art, I'll go to the museum. But that is just my opinion and to each his or her own.
25 posted on 05/26/2013 8:04:09 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: bigheadfred

1 in 5 is 20%.


26 posted on 05/26/2013 8:04:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Travis McGee

LOLOLOL.


27 posted on 05/26/2013 8:04:25 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Ask her!


28 posted on 05/26/2013 8:05:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Travis McGee

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.


29 posted on 05/26/2013 8:05:21 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


30 posted on 05/26/2013 8:05:29 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Now let me get this straight. If a woman displays a billboard on her butt advertising “easy lay”, she will attract male attention in a carnal way?!

I am really glad money was spent on this study. It must’ve brought some light into the researchers’ dull lives!

31 posted on 05/26/2013 8:06:13 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: mowowie

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.


32 posted on 05/26/2013 8:06:41 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Travis McGee

At first I thought she had argyria, but that would look more appealing than the reality.


33 posted on 05/26/2013 8:08:29 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I wouldn't go within 10 miles of a tattooed bitch!!

They're totally repulsive.

34 posted on 05/26/2013 8:08:42 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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


35 posted on 05/26/2013 8:08:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Did they ask what they guys thought of the likelihood of the tattooed lady having STDs was?


36 posted on 05/26/2013 8:09:35 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Travis McGee

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.


37 posted on 05/26/2013 8:10:01 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DakotaGator

I’m sure the gals who wore the tats didn’t mind be thought of that way!/s


38 posted on 05/26/2013 8:10:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That little guy on Fantasy Island sure got around. I don’t know how many women I’ve heard talk about “Getting Tattood”.


39 posted on 05/26/2013 8:10:17 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


40 posted on 05/26/2013 8:10:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Slump Tester

...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.”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

That just might be the funniest joke of all time.


41 posted on 05/26/2013 8:10:39 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: doorgunner69

LOLOL!

Good question!


42 posted on 05/26/2013 8:11:20 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

tattoos on their lower backs

Might as well be a target!


43 posted on 05/26/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Travis McGee

“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.


44 posted on 05/26/2013 8:11:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I am like the above posts. I don’t care for tattooed women and I don’t like body piercings. Just turns me off.


45 posted on 05/26/2013 8:11:47 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Travis McGee
The woman you pictured obviously has a problem ,, however this lady is amazing ...


46 posted on 05/26/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

And I have no idea what that joke means!


47 posted on 05/26/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
1 in 5 is 20%.

But it takes two to tango.

48 posted on 05/26/2013 8:13:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL!


49 posted on 05/26/2013 8:14:21 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


50 posted on 05/26/2013 8:15:32 PM PDT by mowowie
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