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Ink Talk: This is the reason why women are more attracted to men with tattoos

Women tend to look more favourably on men with tattoos, associating them with “good health, masculinity, aggressiveness and dominance,” according to one study.

sex and relationships Updated: Sep 25, 2017 16:27 IST
Asian News International, London
According to a new survey, two third of women are attracted to men who have tattoos.
According to a new survey, two third of women are attracted to men who have tattoos.(Shutterstock)

What is it about tattooed men that’s so attractive? In a research carried out by dating app Type, it was found that 64% of women who stated a preference were looking to date men who have had some kind of permanent ink body art, reports The Independent.

This also holds true for those who are looking for a same-sex partner, with women and men stating that they view “some” tattoos as an added attraction in a love interest. Benno Spencer, Type’s CEO said, “We’ve been surprised just how strong the trends are when it comes to tattoos. So many of our users are looking for someone with a bit of body art - it’s clearly a turn on for both men and women.”

Previous research has also found that women tend to look more favourably on men with tattoos, associating them with “good health, masculinity, aggressiveness and dominance,” according to one study. Type’s recent survey also found that only 39% of men were attracted to women with tattoos. However, the dating app’s company Steve Bryson bucks this trend.

Today, the most tattooed city in the UK is Birmingham. One in five adults in the UK now have tattoos, with bastions of the British establishment having little qualms about visiting tattoo parlours.

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