|The US and England are two of the West’s leading countries in terms of
body modification, but which nation reigns supreme in terms of the percentages?
Here’s a few key points to consider:
|United States||Great Britain|
According to polls, approximately 16% of all U.S. adults have at least
Studies show that about 32% of Americans aged 18 to 40 have tattoos.
Surveys have shown that around 14% of American adults have at least one
In US studies young women are more likely to get pierced than men, with
|According to polls approximately 20% of all British adults have at least
According to survey about 29% of Brits aged 16 to 44 have tattoos.
A study of 10,500 Brits showed that around 10% have a piercing somewhere
Surveys show that young women are more likely to get pierced in England
|In both countries the most popular body piercing sights are the navel,
nose, and ear cartilage (anywhere except the lobe, including rook, conch,
|So it looks like we’re pretty evenly matched, with a slightly higher percentage
of those in Britain being tattooed, and a slightly higher percentage of
those in America being pierced. Any way you slice, that’s a lot of modification!