More than a quarter of middle-class people admit to having a tattoo with letters and scripts proving most popular

More than a quarter of middle-class people admit to having a tattoo with letters and scripts proving most popular

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More than a quarter of middle-class people admit to having a tattoo with letters and scripts proving most popular

28% of middle-class admit to at least one tattoo but 27% of working class

19% of social class AB have some body art

‘The tattoo appears to have transcended traditional class boundaries’ 

Visitors to London Tattoo Convention increased from 3,500 to over 20,000

| Updated: 13:07 EST, 3 August 2014

They were once confined to the burly arms of sailors and criminals.

But now it seems tattoos have an altogether more middle-class fan base, according to new research.

More than a quarter of this social class have ventured into the world of body art, with 28 per cent admitting to having at least one tattoo. Sophie Walker is an attractive, intelligent women with a tattoo on her left upper thigh (File photo) Sophie Walker is an attractive, intelligent women with a tattoo on her left upper thigh (File photo) Author Omogen Edwards-Jones has two tattoos on her right foot (and one on her bikini line) – the feet and ankles tend to be the favoured place for women to have tattoos although Miss Edwards-Jones bitterly regrets having hers Author Omogen Edwards-Jones has two tattoos on her right foot (and one on her bikini line) – the feet and ankles tend to be the favoured place for women to have tattoos although Miss Edwards-Jones bitterly regrets having hers

The study showed professionals are now marginally more likely to be tattooed than their working class counter parts – of which only 27 per cent have undergone the needle.It is a trend that has even become well established in the ‘AB’ upper class, with 19 per cent adorned with body art.Aman Malhotra, research assistant at Harris Interactive, which conducted the study, said that the tattoo was no longer the preserve of the working classes. Rose Gregory Smith is a typical middle-class woman – she works in finance in the City and has a small tattoo above her ankle (File photo) Many women plump for a discreet tattoo that […]