women and tatoos : the psychological effect

Tattoo is often regarded as a fashion
statement, which has largely been embraced
my some and strongly despised by some
others. Be that as it may, it is simply defined
as a picture or design that is marked or drawn
on a person’s skin by making small holes in
the skin with a needle and filling them with
coloured ink.
It is believed in some quarters that men do it
mostly to enhance their masculinity or for
some identification but there are mixed
perceptions about women having it,
sometimes connoting that such women do it
to express their confidence and create an
identity for themselves.
Meanwhile, a study by some researchers at the
University of Texas at San Antonio, United
States, found that men are likely to see women
with tattoos as more sexy and promiscuous.
In fact, a 2003 study reviewed by medicaldaily
found that men are more likely to approach a
woman with a butterfly tattoo on her lower
back compared to one with no tattoo.
Interestingly, it was found that such men
perceive such women (with tattoo) to be open
to romantic advances, ready to have sex on
the first date, go out on a date and be more
sexually active.
However, in a study to examine how tattoos
influence public perception of women, Lisa
Oakes, a researcher involved some psychology
students comprising 135 females and 86
males in the study. Oakes showed them four
photos of a woman. In one of the photos, the
woman had no tattoo, while in the three other
photos, she had tattoos with different
They (the participants) were then asked, after
looking at the pictures, to rate the woman on
how they perceived her sex drive, openness to
casual sex, attractiveness, intelligence,
warmth and how sexy she is.
The students perceived the woman as having
a higher sex drive, more open to casual sex
and less selective when they rated her based
on the pictures where she had tattoos
compared to where she had none. Overall, the
students explained that the tattoos gave an
impression of a woman that would likely be
more promiscuous.
In another study by a psychologist, Nicolas
Guéguen, of the University of Southern
Brittany, France, it was found that men often
overestimate and misinterpret the sexual
intentions of women when they have tattoos
on their bodies.
The result of his research, published on
pschologytoday.com, showed that men are
23.67 per cent more likely to approach women
with tattoos than those without. It also found
that if the same men see the same women
without tattoos, the percentage would drop to
10 per cent.
Interestingly, it was found that when men
sight women with tattoos, they often don’t
waste time before making contact with such
women unlike with those who have no tattoos.
It identified a time difference of 11 minutes.
In another study, Gueguen found that men who
have tattoos feel they would more easily get a
date or have sex with females they meet at
the beach provided they display their tattoo,
unlike when they don’t..

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