I'm no stranger to the world of online dating, I was rather ahead of the trend, going on my first online date a whopping 18 years ago.
I've used the Internet to meet new people pretty consistently since then, so I'm perhaps more of an expert than most. Online dating makes your awareness of your own preferences crystal clear; when you're scanning face after face you notice you tend to get drawn to ones that share similar features. It also makes you question who is attracted to you, and why. As a tattooed woman, I've definitely been on the receiving end of the types of messages that get sent to us online.
That somehow my tattoos alone make me attractive. On Tinder, I regularly see comments in profiles along the lines of "Tattoos are a bonus," like they're a cherry on the cake of me.
What is it exactly that makes some people find tattoos hot or sexy? I disagree that it's the same as preferring dark hair and a certain height. I think the fact that we elect to have tattoos mean they stand for something more.
Tattoos send a message to the world, whether we intend them to or not. It seems that some people interpret the messages differently, and some people like what they hear, while others don't.
Are tattooed people more likely to share your interests, do they like to stand out, are they creative souls?
Are tattooed people more likely to be kinky in bed? There are certainly a lot of people who think all of these messages can be decoded by analyzing a person's tattoo coverage. Are heavily tattooed people edgier?