Those were the results of a study by Northwestern University of Chicago professor Ann Laumann presented at the annual dermatology congress in Washington.
According to AFP, women favor the ankle (27%) for their tattoos, with the upper back a close second, at 25%. The small of the back was cited by 18%, while areas in between the knees and back were cited by 15%. Men, on the other hand, evidence a notable preference for the more traditional placement on their arm (75%).
A social breakdown of people who favor tattooing includes 58% who said they have been in prison, 37% who drank too much, and 38% that admitted to doing drugs.
Seventy-two percent of people who get pierced are women, 16% of whom are Democrat, eight percent Republican and 19% who profess to be Independent, according to the study of 500 people aged 18-50. Of course, besides the ear lobe, with women outnumbering men by 49% – 19%, piercing is also done on the nose, eyebrow, navel – and the tongue.