8 U.S. Cities with the Least Tattoos
The residents in these towns are ink-free -- the only sleeves they wear are made of cotton
And as of 2008, approximately 14 percent of the country's adults had at least one tattoo, according to a Harris Interactive poll, with the least tattooed people being above age 65 and living in the East and Midwest regions, according to a 2003 Harris Interactive poll. In 2006, a Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology study found that nearly 75 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 50 were not tattooed. And while the Harris poll, which was based on survey responses by more than 2,000 Americans, reported that people with tattoos thought they were "sexy," "rebellious," "attractive" and "spiritual," those without ink said that tattoos seemed "rebellious," less "sexy" or "attractive," less "spiritual," and less "healthy." (Ouch.)
To find out which towns in America might dare to dock Scarlett Johansson's sexy meter for her big forearm tattoo, we went through every state in several public directories, including Yellow Pages, Google listings, Tattoo Yellow Pages and AAA Tattoo Directory, to narrow down the states with the fewest listed tattoo parlors. Then we looked up which cities in those states had the fewest listed tattoo parlors per capita with populations based on the latest U.S. Census numbers. We also took into consideration the city's demographics, its proximity to youth-populated urban centers, and the fact that not all tattoo parlors were listed. See which cities made the list, and let us know if you think we left a good one out!
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