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Australian Tattoo Statistics 2016

In the past Tattoos in Australia were just for the young and the rebellious. These days you’d have to live under a rock not to notice an increasing number of ‘inked’ Australians and a vibrant growing community of tattoo artists (and tattoo removal clinics).

How many Australians have tattoos? What percentage of women have tattoos? What are the most popular types of tattoos? We have the answers and other interesting 2016 Australian tattoo statistics right here. Enjoy our “Tattoo’s in Australia: The Facts” infographic!

Australian Tattoo Statistics Infographic

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“Tattoos in Australia: The Facts” Infographic Transcription

Who has tattoos in Australia?

1 IN 5 OR 19% OF ALL AUSTRALIANS HAVE AT LEAST ONE TATTOO

FOR WOMEN IT’S ALMOST 1 IN 4 WITH 24% HAVING AT LEAST ONE PIECE OF INK

IN THE PAST TATTOOS WERE JUST FOR THE YOUNG AND THE REBELLIOUS. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE WITH OVER A THIRD (36%) OF PEOPLE GETTING THEIR FIRST TATTOO AT 26 OR OLDER, AND 20% GETTING THEIR FIRST IN THEIR MID 30’S OR OLDER

How Many Tattoos?

JUST OVER HALF (52%) OF THE PEOPLE WITH TATTOOS IN AUSTRALIA HAVE MORE THAN ONE TATTOO.

48% have 1 tattoo
30% have 2-3 tattoos
8% have 4-5 tattoos
7% have 6-9 tattoos
7% have 10+ tattoos

Most Popular Types of Tattoos

TATTOO TRENDS CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR AS DIFFERENT TYPES OF TATTOO FALL IN AND OUT OF VOGUE.

2016 Popular Tattoo Types

51% PICTURE OR DRAWING
21% SYMBOL
19% PHRASE OR WORD
9% OTHER

2013 Popular Tattoos Types

51% PICTURE OR DRAWING
25% SYMBOL
8% PHRASE OR WORD
16% OTHER

Not without Regrets

YOU MAY HAVE LOVED THE SPICE GIRLS IN THE 90’S BUT YOU ARE PROBABLY REGRETTING YOUR CHOICE TO GET THAT BABY SPICE TATTOO NOW THAT YOU ARE A BIT OLDER.

MORE THAN 1 IN 4 (27%) OF AUSTRALIANS WITH TATTOOS SAY THEY REGRET GETTING A TATTOO

WHILE 15% HAVE COMMENCED OR HAVE LOOKED INTO GETTING THEIR REGRETTED TATTOOS REMOVED

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