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14 May 2012 14:32
Many holidaymakers regret having a tattoos abroad, a poll has shown
Two-thirds of young tourists who get tattoos while on holiday end up regretting it, travel agent sunshine.co.uk found in a poll.
Around 19% of the 1,790 holidaymakers aged between 18 and 25 who responded to the poll admitted to having had a tattoo while travelling abroad. Altogether, 54% said they knew someone who had chosen to have one while holidaying.
The majority of those deciding to get a tattoo were women (65%), and out of the men and women who had a tattoo, 67% later regretted it.
Chris Clarkson, sunshine.co.uk's co-founder said: "Getting a tattoo on holiday might seem like a good idea at the time, but the number of people that were found to have regretted doing so in the poll just goes to show that it might not be the best choice."
According to the poll, stars were the most popular designs, followed by a motto or phrase, with a heart coming third. While
travel insurance covers many mishaps which occur during holidays, it is unlikely that it would cover tattoo removal on returning home so it is probably better to think carefully before deciding to have one.
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