Readership: Men; Parents; Christians;
Reader’s Note: Back to our regularly scheduled reprogramming, tattoos are a characteristic of Gothicism.
Length: 900 words
Reading Time: 3 minutes
Back in 1960, when my father (late Silent Generation) was in high school, smoking was popular. When my father started hunting for a wife, one of his non-negotiable vetting requirements was that she didn’t smoke. In fact, about 42% of the U.S. population were regular smokers at that time, so this was a rather stringent requirement. Virginity was assumed but not expected, and this was not discussed too much.
In 1980, my alpha older cousin (of the Jones Generation) had a list of vetting requirements, not for good girls, but for bad girls. “Drinks, smokes, talks sh!t, does drugs, has tattoos — If she has any three out of five and she isn’t wearing a wedding band, then she’s DTF.” He said this brief checklist of s1ut tells was pretty reliable.
While I admired my older cousin for being charismatic, athletic, and popular, I wasn’t like him at all. His side of the family called me “Reverend”. When I was in high school in 1990 (Gen X), one of my primary vetting requirements was that she didn’t do drugs. Since drugs were rather unpopular at that time, it was not so hard to find eligible women. (This was before the advent of designer prescription drugs in the late 1990s.) I had another requirement that she be a virgin, but this, OTOH was extremely difficult to find. If I ever stated this requirement, then I was ghosted in a jiffy.
My alpha cousin’s daughter was a Millennial, and somewhat like her father. Her vetting requirements (ca. 2010) were for him to be tall, muscular, and funny. She went on to do the alpha seed, beta need trajectory.
Fast forward to 2020. My oldest daughter (Gen Z) is in high school. She tells me one of the current vetting requirements is not having any tattoos. Non-virginity is assumed. (I’m thankful that my daughter has stayed free from these influences.)
Like smoking was for my father’s generation, or recreational drugs was for mine, why does the current generation consider tattoos to be a good indicator of whether or not a woman is wife material?
Oscar shared a link to an article that reports scientific evidence in support of this notion.
Business Insider: STUDY: People With Tattoos Are More Promiscuous (2012 May 25)
Introduction. Body piercing and tattooing are accepted by a growing number of teenagers and young adults as a way of self-expressing. Some authors suggest association between body piercings/tattoos and early sexual initiation, higher number of sexual partners, or risky sexual behaviors.
Aim. The aim of the study was to evaluate sexual behaviors among young adults with body modifications (BMs) — tattoos and piercings.
Methods. One hundred twenty young healthy adults, ages between 20 and 35, were included in the population study. The study group was divided into three subgroups: controls (N = 60), adults with tattoos (N = 28), and adults with piercings (N = 32). The research instrument was a self-prepared questionnaire containing 59 questions assessing socioepidemiological parameters, sexual behaviors, incidents of sexual harassment in the past, and self-attractiveness evaluation, as well as questions concerning tattoos and piercings. Socioepidemiological variables and sexual behaviors were compared between subgroups.
Main Outcome Measures. To assess and describe the correlation between having BM—tattoos and piercings—and sexual behaviors in the population of young adults by using the logistic regression model.
Results. Adults with BMs have had their first intercourse statistically earlier and were more sexually active compared with controls. There were no statically significant differences in sexual orientation, sexual preferences, engaging in risky sexual behaviors, frequency of masturbation, and history of sexual abuse between the groups. In contrast, the frequency of sexual intercourses was statistically higher and oral sex was more likely to be a dominant sexual activity in adults with BM compared with controls. The multivariate logistic model revealed that adults with BM were four times less likely to participate in religious practices and twice more likely to have early sexual initiation.
Conclusions. Having BM is associated with early sexual initiation and more liberal attitudes toward sexual behaviors but not with engaging in risky sexual behaviors.Source: “Tattoos, Piercing, and Sexual Behaviors in Young Adults” from The Journal of Sexual Medicine .
In summary, people with tattoos and body piercings begin having sex at younger ages, have sex more often, have more oral sex, and are far less likely to be religious. To put it more accurately, a person who fits this profile is more likely to have tattoos, and this correlation is prevalent enough to create a stereotype.
This further confirms a previous post detailing a List of Slut Tells (2017-10-15), which includes tattoos. Back in 2018, Lori Alexander broke the internet when she declared that Men prefer debt-free virgins with no tattoos. It’s truly a thing.
Of course, this is all common knowledge among the younger set.
- Krzysztof Nowosielski, Adam Sipiński, Ilona Kuczerawy, Danuta Kozłowska‐Rup, Violetta Skrzypulec‐Plinta, “Tattoos, Piercing, and Sexual Behaviors in Young Adults”, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 2307-2314. (Download PDF)
- Read the original article on Barking Up The Wrong Tree (2012).
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