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More Mature Women Are Getting Tattoos

It may surprise you to learn that more mature women are getting tattoos these days than ever before! There are plenty of stereotypes associated with being a woman “of a certain age.” If you’re over 60 it’s assumed that you’re more interested in shopping for twinsets and sensible loafers than thinking about tattoos. Even women over 50 are not a group you generally associate with body art.

However, mature women are nothing if not full of surprises. As Mary Owen reports, “About 13 percent of Baby Boomers have tattoos, which is an approximately $1.65 million industry.” To be sure, tattoos have made their way from the fringes of society to the mainstream in the last twenty or thirty years.

Even so, body art is still primarily considered a province of the young, not so much for baby boomers. Sixtyandme.com founder Margaret Manning begs to differ: “We are individuals who grew up in the 60’s where individualism and self-expression were a passion and way of life.”

More Mature Women Are Getting Tattoos

If you’re over 60 and you’ve always wanted a tattoo, go for it! As writer and body art enthusiast Jayme Kinsey points out, you’re old enough to know what you want and capable of making your own decisions. One of the pleasures of being mature is the freedom to pursue your version of happiness.

When you feel like covering up your tattoo, whether for a professional occasion or just to avoid questions from the grandkids, Smart Cover Concealing Crème will do the trick. It’s waterproof, so no one will see your tattoo even if you spend the day splashing around in the pool. This is your time to enjoy your life, and Smart Cover can help you enjoy it your way!

Tattoos and You

Are tattoos and you friends for life, or bitter frenemies? Maybe you associate them with young, trendy people…or young, foolish people. For every meaningful and exquisitely executed work of body art, there are dozens of immediately regrettable tattoos, selected on the fly with the help of your friends rum and Coke.

Though tattoos are now virtually synonymous with impetuous youth, tattooing is an ancient practice, dating back to around 12,000 B.C. The word itself comes from the Tahitian “tatu,” which means “to mark something.” Ancient peoples from all parts of the globe seem to have arrived independently at this ritual of body modification in which pigment is inserted into skin to change its appearance permanently.

Tattooing was often an important aspect of cultural and even spiritual traditions, such as in ancient Egypt and India. As countries including England, France and Spain began to colonize other parts of the world, the European Christian ideals and aesthetics became the dominant forces, crowding out and sometimes even obliterating cultures and traditions of other peoples. The practice of tattooing became less commonplace, and even came to be regarded as barbaric or low-class.

Tattoos and You

Gradually, tattooing has reemerged to find itself a part of mainstream culture again. Even refined Hollywood actresses like Oscar winner Helen Mirren are sporting tattoos now! The one catch of course, is that tattoos are permanent. Though expensive laser procedures now exist for tattoo removal, they are expensive, painful and the results are not guaranteed.

Smart Cover’s Concealing Crème is a painless, inexpensive solution and it stays on until you wash it off. Having Smart Cover in your makeup bag is a decision you’ll never regret!