Happy Tat Tues! This is the weekly segment where we take a closer look at the relationship between tattoo art and the Day of the Dead art worlds. We came across this item from Miami Ink Tattoo Designs. The description suggests you can “Simply add your own leather for a real biker look.” Is there a market for slip-on Day of the Dead tattoo sleeves? We turned to these statistics to find out.
A Life magazine article in 1936 stated that 6% of Americans had tattoos, and National Geographic restated that percentage at 15% in 2000. That means there were roughly 40 million Americans with tattoos in 2000. The American Academy of Dermatology stated that 24% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 50 had a tattoo in 2006. The Pew Research Center also stated that 36% of 18 to 25 year old Americans, and 40% of those ages 26 to 40, had a tattoo in 2006.
Given these numbers, there is a high probability that an American in your life has asked you for a tattoo for Christmas.
May we suggest this $3.99 option: Day Of The Dead Tattoo (slip-on type) for those interested in a painless tattoo.