# Correlation between tattoos and IQ

## Does getting a tattoo rasie or lower people perception of your IQ?

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#### reefedjib

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Does a person having a tattoo raise or lower your percieved IQ of that person?

#### marduc

##### don't panic
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depends on the tattoo:

#### theangryamerican

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It DOES depend on the tattoo and the location. I have ink, but none of it is visible in a professional setting. I also know a guy that has two full sleeves and a dead hooker stuffed into a trash can on his chest. Just saying...

Oh, and the answer to that math problem on that guys back is 42.

#### marduc

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It DOES depend on the tattoo and the location. I have ink, but none of it is visible in a professional setting. I also know a guy that has two full sleeves and a dead hooker stuffed into a trash can on his chest. Just saying...

Oh, and the answer to that math problem on that guys back is 42.

If that was true he would win the prize for nerdiest tattoo ever, as well as demonstrating that his intelligence rivaled that of dolphins, although still paling in comparison to that of a mouse, 42 is not the solution though

My tattoo is 3 lines of equations, the top is the Born Oppenheimer Approximation, the second line is the equation in the form of a 3-Dimensional Schroedinger Equation, and the solution in the form of a Schroedinger Equation. As a biochemist and molecular biophysicist I studied a lot of this stuff and I must say, Schroedinger was my favorite and well, I had to do it.

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#### OscarB63

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Does a person having a tattoo raise or lower your percieved IQ of that person?

depends on the ink, and it does make me question their taste at times. I know a guy that has a "tramp stamp" that says "Man Whore" in old english font.

I happen to have a couple of tats, neither visible unless I am wearing a wife beater T.

#### 1069

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Does a person having a tattoo raise or lower your percieved IQ of that person?

Since I and everybody else I know has tattoos, it doesn't really change my impression of a person.
What kind of tattoo and where- if I'm going to make a snap judgment about somebody, it would be based on that.
When I meet somebody my age who has no tattoos, I'm mildly curious about how they managed to be a teen and a 20-something in the 1990s and emerged completely un-inked.
I figure they have an interesting story to tell- very different than mine, and therefore of interest to me.

#### Thorgasm

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depends on the ink, and it does make me question their taste at times. I know a guy that has a "tramp stamp" that says "Man Whore" in old english font.

I happen to have a couple of tats, neither visible unless I am wearing a wife beater T.

rof It's not a "T" if it's a wife beater.

#### OscarB63

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rof It's not a "T" if it's a wife beater.

it is if it used to be a T and I just ripped the sleeves off. now THAT is redneck.

#### Thorgasm

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it is if it used to be a T and I just ripped the sleeves off. now THAT is redneck.

No, redneck is no shirt and no shoes unless they have a court appearance. :lol:

##### Rage More!
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Tattoos don't really change my opinion of someone's IQ. Though I do find them sexy, depending on the tat.

#### Redress

##### Liberal Fascist For Life!
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Tattoos don't really change my opinion of someone's IQ. Though I do find them sexy, depending on the tat.

Ummm...I have a tattoo.

Just sayin'...

#### marduc

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I became entranced with the link where I found the tattoo pictured above (no not sweet pee). There is page after page of "apparent IQ" boosting ink there, some of which are really, really cool actually.

The Loom | Discover Magazine

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Since I and everybody else I know has tattoos, it doesn't really change my impression of a person.
What kind of tattoo and where- if I'm going to make a snap judgment about somebody, it would be based on that.
When I meet somebody my age who has no tattoos, I'm mildly curious about how they managed to be a teen and a 20-something in the 1990s and emerged completely un-inked.
I figure they have an interesting story to tell- very different than mine, and therefore of interest to me.

It's amazing I don't, constant temptation back then. I doodle tatoos all the time though, been doing that for like forever.

#### TheGirlNextDoor

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I'm biased, but that's because I have several myself. Most people when they discover I have them, are surprised. I am a professional person and it's been my experience that people really judge someone by their 'cover'.

I've heard everything to tattooed people are 'trash' and/or only have tattoos for attention. Which never has made much sense to me because a lot of people I know have tattoos that aren't easily visible. It's a very personal choice to tattoo your body and unfortunately, people have negative perceptions about those with tattoos.

For the record, I do not have the 'tramp stamp' variety of tattoos.. which it seems is what most people think women have - and I'm not sure why that is.

#### Thorgasm

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I don't mind tattoos until they start looking like prison tats (spider webs, gang tattoos) or idiotic things on their neck or face.

#### 1069

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I'm biased, but that's because I have several myself. Most people when they discover I have them, are surprised. I am a professional person and it's been my experience that people really judge someone by their 'cover'.

I've heard everything to tattooed people are 'trash' and/or only have tattoos for attention. Which never has made much sense to me because a lot of people I know have tattoos that aren't easily visible. It's a very personal choice to tattoo your body and unfortunately, people have negative perceptions about those with tattoos.

For the record, I do not have the 'tramp stamp' variety of tattoos.. which it seems is what most people think women have - and I'm not sure why that is.

If by "tramp stamp", you mean lower back, that's what I've got.
Lower back and left shoulder.
In my family, I'm the conservative one.
My husband has a lot more tattoos- half-sleeve on one arm, lower back, right shoulder, side/belly, and my ex-husband is a walking freakshow. Full sleeves, tattoos all up his neck.
My sons are following in dad's footsteps; for an open-minded person, I'm finding this amazingly hard to take.
They're defacing my masterpieces.
Every new tattoo is like another door slamming shut.
When they went below the elbows, it was like, "Do you realize you'll never be able to work a professional job now, EVER? Unless you wear long sleeves every goddamned day and this is Texas where the weather is over 90 degrees for half the year so how the hell you gonna do that??"

But, you know. Now I know how my dad felt.
Whatever we do when we're young, our kids pay us back in spades.

#### Patria Antiqua

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I was actually told that getting a tattoo would make me a mindless follower of trends today, because everyone has ink. Funny how times change like that.

#### 1069

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I was actually told that getting a tattoo would make me a mindless follower of trends today, because everyone has ink. Funny how times change like that.

I don't see how it could be cool to young people anymore, when so many middle-aged dweebs have them.

#### Patria Antiqua

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I don't see how it could be cool to young people anymore, when so many middle-aged dweebs have them.
I'm not one one those people who feels the need to go out of my way to be "unique," so I don't mind old people having tattoos at the same time I have a tattoo.

#### 1069

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I'm not one one those people who feels the need to go out of my way to be "unique," so I don't mind old people having tattoos at the same time I have a tattoo.

No, kids these days don't seem to mind. Tattoos are still pretty popular.
It's just odd they'd want something their parents have, or at least people their parents' age.
Sort of defeats the purpose of rebellion.

My dad was a hippie. He doesn't like tattoos at all.
He says when he was young, only soldiers, sailors, and convicts had tattoos.

#### Patria Antiqua

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No, kids these days don't seem to mind. Tattoos are still pretty popular.
It's just odd they'd want something their parents have, or at least people their parents' age.
Sort of defeats the purpose of rebellion.

My dad was a hippie. He doesn't like tattoos at all.
He says when he was young, only soldiers, sailors, and convicts had tattoos.
I dunno, my father doesn't have any tattoos, and it isn't about rebellion for me. I'd feel silly if I put something permanent into my skin because I had daddy issues.

It's just a matter of liking tattoos.

#### rivrrat

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It doesn't affect my perception of their intelligence at all. But then again, I have three tats myself and planning on getting a few more.

#### phattonez

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Yes, this just SCREAMS intelligence.

#### earthworm

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Sheeple will tend to have tatooes, they tend to do the "in thing" - the same that annoys their parents the most..And I'd expect somewhat lower IQs here, as they tend not to think for themselves.
IMO, they have that "criminal" or pirate look....very foolish.

#### Thorgasm

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Yes, this just SCREAMS intelligence.

The tattoos all look like dinasaurs after they pop out a few kids, except for the rare case that they can maintain their figures.