Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

IT used to be a question of tattoo or no tattoo but Australians have moved on.

The debate is now about where, how big and how many according to a survey of over 2,000 RSVP members.

RSVP set out to discover what it was about tattoos that attracted men and women - and what turned
them off.

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up
Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

Single men and women looking to attract the opposite sex, take note!

  • While 7 out of 10 men find tattoos on women attractive, the majority say this depends on placement.
  • 56% say tattoos can be attractive if they are small and subtly placed.
  • The majority of male respondents said they would prefer it if their women kept their tattoos hidden, for their eyes only (68%).
  • 8 out of 10 women find tattoos on men attractive, but only if they are not too 'over the top'.
  • They have less concerns about how their men choose to show off their tattoos - most aren't bothered about how under wraps they are.

RSVP's Lara Delahunty said there seemed to be a bit of double standard in men when it came to tattoos.

"They clearly find women with tattoos attractive, but they have strong views about how visible they are," she said. 

"Men also need to be aware that the the more tattoos you have, the less attractive you are to women.

More than four tattoos axes your attractiveness by half."



Art meets science at Lismore Quad

premium_icon Art meets science at Lismore Quad

Hundreds attend Lismore's annual Arts vs Science Festival

Which Northern Rivers councils are using glyphosate?

premium_icon Which Northern Rivers councils are using glyphosate?

The herbicide was at the centre of a landmark court case in the US

Local Partners