Retiring adults prove tattoos aren’t just for the young

tattoos_father_by_bloodjd-d5dizx3The stereotypical tattoo wearer has fluctuated over the years from criminals to sailors to musicians to college students. However, there are some adults entering retirement that have been motivated to get their first tattoo later in life, according to the Reporter News. 

“According to a 2012 Harris Poll, 16 percent of adults age 50 and older have tattoos. Some wanted to honor loved ones. Others celebrated a memorable family vacation or transition in life,” the article’s author, Jeffrey Dransfeldt, wrote.


Many adults said that they waited to gets tattoos later in life because of the stigma that the art used to have when they were younger.

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