Tattoo fair (in Frankfurt am Main): For 57 percent of those tattooed, a motif has a "deep meaning"
Boris Roessler / dpa
According to a survey, more than a third of Germans have been tattooed at least once.
In the age group between 18 and 45, there are particularly many at 44 percent, as reported by Playboy magazine on Tuesday.
Although 42 percent of those surveyed over the age of 45 did not find tattoos on mature skin attractive, 89 percent of those who were tattooed also later stood by their body decorations.
According to the survey, regretting a tattoo is more of a phenomenon among younger people.
22 percent of 31 to 45 year olds would undo at least one of their tattoos.
Only eleven percent of older people regret a tattoo.
For 62 percent, the most common reason for a tattoo is that those affected "simply find the motif beautiful".
For 57 percent it has a "deeper meaning", for 30 percent it underlines the personality.
The most popular parts of the body for a tattoo are the upper arms at 39 percent.
This is followed by the back with 38 percent and the forearms with 30 percent.
Those surveyed found tattoos on the face the least attractive at 76 percent, followed by the intimate area at 46 percent and the neck at 43 percent.
For the survey, the Norstat polling institute interviewed a thousand people on behalf of Playboy.
Rings very popular
The most popular pieces of other body jewelry are rings: 70 percent of women and 43 percent of men wear them.
98 percent of men think ringed women's hands are beautiful, 80 percent of women ringed men's hands.