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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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To: whitedog57

No doubt, this screams federal grant all over the place.


101 posted on 05/26/2013 9:22:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: CitizenUSA

No doubt, and the stamp is obviously not there for her to look at, so one can only assume...


102 posted on 05/26/2013 9:25:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

American female, circa 1953.

103 posted on 05/26/2013 9:25:34 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: Sherman Logan

The old saying “a bad apple ruins the barrel”, was based on long recognized facts.

The hoodlum and gang culture was introduced into the American childhood apple barrel in the 60’s by JFK and LBJ and has gone downhill from there.


104 posted on 05/26/2013 9:28:29 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



Tattooed Women are my only kind of Women!

105 posted on 05/26/2013 9:28:37 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: Jack Hydrazine

“tattoos don’t change attractiveness, but do negatively impact a person’s credibility”

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Of course it does, particularly in the professional world. The only places where people can make serious money with tats all over the place are in music or sports—in other words, they have to have money-making talent. JMHO.


106 posted on 05/26/2013 9:30:09 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who just passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

107 posted on 05/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Travis McGee

OMG Travis—please tell me that’s photoshopped! If not, this girl won’t be a lawyer or accountant anytime soon. How short-sighted that is.

Julie


108 posted on 05/26/2013 9:33:15 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who just passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Wow, that would cut my dry-cleaning bill to zero! Where do I sign up?


109 posted on 05/26/2013 9:34:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What they found was that men are more likely to approach a woman with a tattoo...

Is that why pilots call them approach lights?

110 posted on 05/26/2013 9:36:20 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Marathoner; Parley Baer

“What you said! I may be older than dirt, but I just think those things look like s##t, especially on women.”

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I’m a middle-aged woman, and I couldn’t agree more.


111 posted on 05/26/2013 9:40:01 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who just passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: doorgunner69

“Turns out they were the ear lobe all stretched out by some sort of thing”
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I’ve seen those—very bizarre! And you’re right—it looks like it’s straight out of National Geographic.

Why people want to mess up their bodies is beyond me.


112 posted on 05/26/2013 9:45:33 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (R.I.P., James Helmuth, my nephew who just passed away at ten years old, from cancer, on March 23.)
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To: onyx

OMG!! He made himself a dimple.

I forsee some major plastic surgery in this guy’s future. I guess the earlobes can be fixed...maybe. But the nostrils? Not likely.


113 posted on 05/26/2013 9:46:48 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mowowie
I remember an SNL fake commercial years ago regarding some type of Tramp stamp removal gel or something and it hurt like hell.

I remember that -- it was hilarious!

114 posted on 05/26/2013 9:52:18 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, baby! Please tell me what you’re doing tonight, so I can make sure to be somewhere else!


115 posted on 05/26/2013 9:53:43 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: proud American in Canada

I have a semi-friend that was into that giant hole in the earlobe thing a few years back.
He doesn’t wear the rings anymore but his lobes are permanently disfigured and mangled.
It’s actually pretty pathetic........and Gross.


116 posted on 05/26/2013 9:53:54 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Still Thinking

Jack has the clip on post 52.
pretty funny stuff.
OUCH!!!


117 posted on 05/26/2013 10:01:29 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Owch!


118 posted on 05/26/2013 10:01:52 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: JoeProBono

Is she part Feringhi?


119 posted on 05/26/2013 10:03:09 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: TennesseeProfessor
My theory is that tattooes alternate generations. The WWII people had them, so many of the late-boomers saw what tattoos look like after 10-20 years and decided not to get them. But now that that generation is dying out, the current young generation hasn’t seen that, and so are getting a bunch of tattoos. Give it 10 or 20 years, and no one will want them anymore.
My father (a WW II veteran) had a tatoo of the Philippine Islands on his forearm. When I was a little boy I said "daddy, what is that?" He said "that is the second most stupid thing I did. The first was lying about my age and enlisting in the Navy when I was 16."
120 posted on 05/26/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
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.”

LOLOLOLOL!!!

Sad that the tattoos still pretty much mean the same thing but so many more girls have them now.

Wrong, they mean the same thing in the eyes of the guys, but not to the girls. Honest Injun, it's true. For example, there's a perfectly straight, probably conservative, sporty type mom I see at the gym who has a friggin' race motorcycle tattooed on her calf, and I think her husband and sons are into racing. Women get tattoos for the damndest reasons.

121 posted on 05/26/2013 10:12:04 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I loathe tats on females with a burning passion. You don’t spray graffiti on the Mona Lisa.

Perfectly stated.

122 posted on 05/26/2013 10:16:13 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: onyx

Well, there is one thing about it. If this kid ever gets into a confrontation with the law, the cops can connect his earlobes to an immovable object with cuffs, and he won’t get away.


123 posted on 05/26/2013 10:16:49 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: onyx
Is there any possibility of who this splendid example of American (I presume) "youth" voted for?

Gen-X/Y/Z should take note when we geezers dump on you. This is what we see. Protest all you want about the evil Boomers, this is your generation.

124 posted on 05/26/2013 10:19:08 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: razorback-bert

Egg-zactly!!! Spot on!


125 posted on 05/26/2013 10:27:18 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: JoeProBono

If anyone wanted to know what demons look like.

That’s probably the one that is infesting him or her or whatever it is.


126 posted on 05/26/2013 10:49:15 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I find any tattoos to be a total turnoff. I'll pass up a tattooed woman just as quickly as I will pass up a smoker, drug addict or alcoholic.
127 posted on 05/27/2013 12:19:04 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Unattractive, promiscuous and heavy drinkers: perceptions of women with tattoos
128 posted on 05/27/2013 1:56:44 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: berdie

Like I tell my late 20s early 30s kids, when they hit about 50 they’ll be paying more taxes so idiots with piercings and tats can have them cosmetically erased. The same thing with people with the loud speakers disguised as s#itty little cars. Hearing specialists will clean up in about 20 years treating those dim bulbs who blew their ear drums out.


129 posted on 05/27/2013 2:20:54 AM PDT by RushLake (Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. (Emerson))
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To: bicyclerepair

I completely agree. It’s one thing to get a small one on the wrist, but some go wayyyy over the top.


130 posted on 05/27/2013 2:38:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: mowowie

“When i see a tat on a god gifted body it’s the worst, I always ask myself what the F were they thinking?”

Ditto. So my question is... after having all that ink pumped into their skin, the take that first look in the mirror and can actually convince themselves they look “hot?”

And BTW, included in that 1-in-5 stat must be all adults, including elderly who still mostly reject them. Among younger adults, I’ll bet that prevalence is minimally 50%.


131 posted on 05/27/2013 2:49:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
tattoos on their lower backs Might as well be a target!

I think you might be aiming at the wrong target if you want to get laid.

132 posted on 05/27/2013 3:41:55 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The tramps with stamps are trying to show their “individuality.”


133 posted on 05/27/2013 3:45:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m surprised.
usually in the past these tattoo threads would bring out the Freeper Tattoo Defense Force.

Not too many here tonight....


134 posted on 05/27/2013 4:12:09 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

That’s because it’s morning and they aren’t up yet.


135 posted on 05/27/2013 4:16:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mowowie

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.


Maybe the same one, but they had one with Amy Pohler with a tramp stamp at a young age, and then morphed in a melting mess as the years took their tool on the “ work of art”

That should be shown to anyone thinking about getting one.


136 posted on 05/27/2013 4:17:28 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I saw way too many tattooed women at Wal-Mart yesterday. White, black, brown, most fat and ugly, sporting their tats. It wasn’t pretty.


137 posted on 05/27/2013 4:22:12 AM PDT by csvset
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To: patriotspride

yea it was one of the funnier ones.
Jack found the vid clip in post 52.


138 posted on 05/27/2013 4:24:56 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: 9YearLurker

“That’s because it’s morning and they aren’t up yet.”

Good Point


139 posted on 05/27/2013 4:27:23 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ridiculous.

What men?

Not me.


140 posted on 05/27/2013 4:29:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mowowie

“Yea, that chinese symbol is really deep man, wow i’m reallly impressed...”

Ya gotta read http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com a blog devoted to how bad those are. As in “the stupid, it burns” bad.


141 posted on 05/27/2013 4:29:47 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Such “discrete” tats mean another man has been there, graffiti tagged the spot, and she had to pay him to do it.


142 posted on 05/27/2013 4:33:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: ctdonath2

“Yea, that chinese symbol is really deep man, wow i’m reallly impressed...”

Ya gotta read http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com a blog devoted to how bad those are. As in “the stupid, it burns” bad.”

i am laughing pretty bad right now lol


143 posted on 05/27/2013 4:43:20 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Jack Hydrazine

144 posted on 05/27/2013 4:49:20 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Slings and Arrows

145 posted on 05/27/2013 5:42:20 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: csvset

Did they look like this?
http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/


146 posted on 05/27/2013 6:26:14 AM 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: Moonman62

LOL!


147 posted on 05/27/2013 6:28:32 AM 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
Same here. To me it is equivilent to painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
148 posted on 05/27/2013 6:37:20 AM PDT by saminfl
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To: mowowie

IMO, and speaking of first hand knowledge, tattoo’s are like an old calendar with pictures that can never be changed.

The stupid idiots that completely cover their bodies including their faces with “tatts”, are only looking for attention. When I see someone with that much ink coverage, I look away in disgust.


149 posted on 05/27/2013 6:40:06 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I believe the figure I saw was 40% of people under the age of 40 have tattoos


150 posted on 05/27/2013 6:49:50 AM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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