A few years ago, I was on a third date with a guy I had originally matched with on a dating app.
We were sitting outside at a restaurant on the water, when he asked my opinion on tattoos. Feeling like I had already known this virtual stranger for many moons (and not taking into account the fact that I had never seen his naked body), Idecided to be honest.
I dont really love them, I said, to which he responded, I have three.
Needless to say, that romance ended pretty fast.
Obviously, whether or not you get a tattoo is always going to be a personal decision. But its only natural to wonder what the person youre trying to attractthinks about the matter.
Zensa Skin Carejust conducted a study on over 1,000 people to see what men and womenreally thought about tattoos on the opposite sex:
What makes atattoo cool?
Most guys (43 percent) agree that its the artistry of your tattoo that makes it attractive.
So if youre trying to get a tattoo that brings all the BOYZ TO THE YARD, make sure its not some tacky doodle by that sketchy dude with the 24-hour parlor around the corner from your apartment.
The second most important element when it comes to ~coolness~? Location, location, location.
Which brings me to my next point
Where do (and dont) guyslike to see a tattoo on your bod?
Most guys agree that theshoulder, the upper back, or the hipare the hottest places for women to have tattoos (all being rateda 3.3 on a five-point scale).
On the flip side, a face tattoo is (pretty unsurprisingly if you ask me) the least attractiveto both men and women, being rated a 1.4 on the scale.
But OBVIOUSLY, if you grew up as a little girl dreaming of the day you could grow up and get a face tat, dont let some stupid boys opinion change that! Go out there and get that tattoo, girlfriend!
Finally, what do guys think tattoos mean sexually?
Almost half of the studys male respondents (42 percent) agreed they believe tattoos make people appear more sexually adventurous.
Around the sameamount of them (46 percent) also agreed that the location of said tattoo had a big effect onsexually active they perceived the person to be.
All right, so now you know what dudes think about your tattoos.
But, seriously, if you want one, just get one. And if you already have one, embrace it.
Its cool because YOU like it. And no one can take that away from you.