A new study being released Monday on the American Academy of Dermatology web site will suggest that 24 percent of Americans between 18 and 50 are tattooed. While I haven’t done any scientific studies, it seems like more and more people not only have them, but other people don’t seem as shocked by them. I wanted to get tattooed when I was a teen, but waited until I was in my late 20s to start. I just felt like I would be more sure about what I wanted. In hindsight, it was a good decision. I currently have 4 large ones between both arms and plan to get another one this year.