One notable example is the Dayak people of Kalimantan in Borneo (Bornean traditional tattooing).
Another ethnic group that practices tattooing are the Mentawai people, as well as Moi and Meyakh people in West Papua.
Recently, a fellow counselor friend of mine (we’ll call her Ann) shared with me over coffee that she had a major fetish for men with tattoos.
However, direct evidence for tattooing on mummified human skin extends only to the 4th millennium BC.
At least three of the main characters – Lu Zhishen, Shi Jin (史進), and Yan Ching (燕青) – in the classic novel Water Margin are described as having tattoos covering nearly all of their bodies.
Wu Song was sentenced to a facial tattoo describing his crime after killing Xi Menqing (西门庆) to avenge his brother.
It also doesn’t mean that guys who have ink are more masculine or that they are “hotter” per se’.
My own sense is that people tend to generalize when it comes to these types of topics.
With that shared, I decided to do a bit of research a few weeks ago and put together an informal web-monkey survey.