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Why women are now more tattooed than men

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Aussie women are now more tattooed than men.

The latest research into tattoos shows around one-fifth of Australians have a tattoo, and women (21 per cent) have overtaken men (19 per cent) for ink.

Tattoo artist Jake Boyer told Nick McCallum tattoos are more acceptable now than in previous eras, particularly for women.

“I just think that’s the way society’s moving,” Jake said.

“Women are getting bigger pieces as well. More sleeves, leg sleeves, and big stomach pieces.”

Jake said celebrities showing off their tattoos on social media is a contributing factor to the decreased stigma.

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