Paid PostPosted on Oct 9, 201215 Things You Probably Never Knew About TattoosAnd we're not talking about finally finding out what those Chinese characters on your arm really mean. Be sure to watch Ink Master, Tuesdays 10/9c only on SPIKE.by Ink MasterBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Democrats are more likely to have tattoos than Republicans Erin Nekervis / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: theeerin (18% vs 14%) 2. Seven U.S. congressmen (and 1 congresswoman) have tattoos Win McNamee / Getty Images Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have sleeves. 3. The earliest recorded tattoo belonged to Utzi the Iceman AFP / MICHAEL LATZ / Getty Images Circa 3300 BC. He had a total of 57 tattoos. 4. Speaking of Utzi, Brad Pitt has his likeness tattooed on him Splash News Oh hey Brad. 5. The earliest Finger-stache appeared in 2003 Bre LaRow / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: larow Good to know. 6. 14% percent of Americans have at least one tattoo Tattoo Lover / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: tattoos-nu 17% of them regret it. 7. Czar Nicholas got a dragon inked on his right arm in the 1800s Wikipedia Commons / Via upload.wikimedia.org Eat your heart out, Stieg Larsson. (RIP) 8. A restaurant in Ohio offers a 25% discount to anyone sporting a grilled cheese tattoo Maggie / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: maggiejane Which means you now have TWO good reasons to get that tattoo. 9. The Maori of New Zealand carve designs into their skin using bone chisels, then fill them in with ink. Ravi Gogna / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: ravigogna (This is called Moko) 10. One third of Americans say tattoos make them feel sexier Frank Kovalchek / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 72213316@N00 The other two thirds...maybe not so much Sheri / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: bellatrix6 11. Lucky Diamond Rich is the world's most tattooed man TOONMAN_blchin / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: toonmanimage Wonder if he feels sexy, too. 12. The tattoo industry's annual revenue is reportedly 2.3 billion dollars 2014uknz / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 127576187@N07 That's a lot of these guys. 13. A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the other was said to protect a sailor from drowning Tony Alter / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: 78428166@N00 Neither animal can swim. 14. Ferrets get tattoos! Tim Dorr / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: timdorr Breeders put dots in ferrets' ears to indicate spaying or neutering. 15. Friday the 13th is one of the most popular days to get inked vintagefaerie / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: faeriequeen Tattoo parlors across the country often offer $13 specials on the Friday the 13th flash.