The Top 15 Tattoos Millennials & Gen Z Are Inking

What tattoos are Millennials and Gen Z, arguably the most inked generations, choosing? We asked, and found out the most common designs they’re sporting now…

Over 20% of 18-35-year-olds have tattoos, and Ypulse data shows that more would like to join their ranks: 41% of 13-17-years-old and 27% of 18-35-year-olds who don’t currently have one are interested in getting a tattoo in the future. Those who already have tattoos are proud of the ink they sport. Eighty-five percent disagree with the statement, “I plan to have one or more of my tattoos removed someday,” and 89% say they are proud to show off their tattoos.  

Their pride is likely related to their emotional connection to the designs they’re choosing. The stereotype of picking a tattoo from a menu on the wall isn’t likely accurate for this group, 88% of whom say they chose their tattoo(s) because they have emotional meaning—more than the percentage who say they chose it because it looks cool. Though the majority believe that their tattoos make them unique, there are some commonalities to be found in the kinds of designs they’ve picked to permanently show off. In our recent monthly survey, we asked 13-35-year-olds with tattoos to tell us what they have, and created a list of the most popular design themes. Here’s the most common ink among young consumers right now:

*This was an open-end response question to allow us to capture the full range of tattoos that 13-35-year-olds are choosing—without our preconceived ideas shaping their responses. As with any qualitative question, the responses include those that are top of mind and those that are most popular. The list is ordered according to number of responses received, and alphabetically when ties occurred.

What Tattoos Do They Have?

13-35-year-olds

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