Most adults with tattoos, whether young or old, don’t display them for all the world to see. When asked if their tattoos are usually visible, the vast majority (72%) say that they are not. This is true for Millennials and their older counterparts. Among those with at least one tattoo, 70% of Millennials and 73% of those ages 30 and older say their tattoos are not usually visible. Men are more likely than women to have tattoos that can be seen by all — 23% vs. 13%. This pattern is consistent across age groups. When asked whether their tattoos are usually visible, roughly one-in-ten tattooed women volunteered that it depends on what they are wearing. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.