Are tattoos really addictive?
Some people theorize that the pain that comes along with getting tattooed might be addictive, a type of euphoric rush. There have even been television shows based entirely on the psychological effects of tattoos, like Spike TV's "Ink Shrinks." Others say that tattooed people like the attention they get from new ink.
Tattoos idealize youth and fertility by drawing eyes to youthful skin and often erotic parts of the body, Kirby Farrell, Ph.D.,"We're social animals. It's how we're built... We rely on social behavior — attention — to substantiate us and make us feel real."
Tattoos promise to make you attractive, as if you have a personal force akin to gravity. Notice me, Dr. Farrell continues. "The more attraction you command, the more attention you get, and the more life you have — as we see in the public's devotion to celebrities and leaders."
I think that the short answer is that we don’t know. We don’t know whether it’s a real thing or not. And most people who study it suggest that it’s too early in terms of the research where tattoos specifically are a form of addiction,” More research needs to be done because there isn't enough evidence to show that addiction is driving people to get tattoos. If you give people a list of possible motivations for getting tattoos, addiction is one of the most poorly rated.
Tattoos are no new fad. Humans have been marking their skin for thousands of years with the reasoning behind tattoos varying from tribal allegiance and life history to decorative, whimsical or works of art.
The Maori, an indigenous people of New Zealand, carved designs into the flesh with bone chisels. Once they cut the designs into the skin, they dipped the chisel in ink and put it into the open gashes, The process of tattooing was considered sacred to the Maori, with the head being the most sacred part of the body, according to Zealand Tattoo. For this reason, facial tattoos were very popular among them.
Why the frequency?
Ultimately, there’s no single, definitive reason why people get lots of tattoos and others don’t, If you’re seeing more tattoos, it might actually be because tattoos are more socially acceptable in our society than they used to be. So we personally think no tattoos are not addictive there just cool!