Shut up, science, ya tick.
According to 'science', people with tattoos are more likely to be aggressive than those with no ink on their skin.
A study carried out by professor Viren Swami from Anglia Ruskin University, England, found that people who have tattoos are more likely to exhibit verbal aggression, anger, and reactive in a rebellious manner when compared to non-tattooed adults.
With 378 adults – 181 women and 197 men – between the ages of 20 and 58-years old being surveyed, the test pool is probably enough to gauge an accurate-ish result, so let's listen to what Swami had to say.
"We found that tattooed adults had significantly higher reactive rebelliousness, but not proactive rebelliousness, compared with non-tattooed adults. One explanation is that people who have higher reactive rebelliousness may respond to disappointing and frustrating events by getting tattooed".
"That is, when these individuals experience a negative emotional event, they may be more likely to react by pursuing an act that is seen as defiant. The act of tattooing is perceived as rebellious, or more generally tattoos themselves can signify defiance or dissent".
"On the other hand, there were no significant differences between tattooed and non-tattooed adults in proactive rebelliousness. It is possible that this form of rebelliousness, which is hedonistic and goal-driven, is at odds with the pain and permanence of tattoos".
Here's what we think of your science, Viren.