What Theme Should Your Next Tattoo Have?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Tattooing is a practice that goes back centuries. Tattoos, as we think of them, come from the tribal cultures of southeast Asia, where sailors would spend weeks getting covered in tattoos that recounted their exploits, their families, and their professions. Sailors brought this practice back from Asia and eventually, following World War II, tattooing became popular with people other than sailors and soldiers.

Tattoos steadily increased in popularity through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Starting with the new millennium, tattoos became fashionable, and not simply the purview of Hell's Angels members, convicts, and Marines. Today, top models have visible tattoos. Soccer moms have tattoos. According to a recent study by Pew, of people ages 18 to 29, 38 percent have tattoos. That number is expected to rise.

Tattoos come in many shapes and sizes. There are traditional tattoos tracing their roots back to cultures where the tattoos really meant something. There are abstract tattoos, tattoos that accentuate bodily features, pop culture reference tattoos, and religious-themed tattoos. Tattoos say a lot about its "wearer," so picking the right one is hugely important. After all, how would Tweety Bird look next to that Punisher skull?

Stymied for your next tattoo idea? Help is here! Take this quiz and we'll tell you what theme your next tattoo should have.

How religious was your childhood home?

In what industry do you work?

How much of a traditionalist are you?

How do you feel about the world in which you live?

How often do you participate in religion?

How much of your job is spent communicating with others via electronic means?

How tough is your job?

Which sport appeals to you the most?

What was your hobby in high school?

What do you like best about religion, in general?

What do you think of social media?

How's your physique?

Which of these movies did you enjoy the most?

Do you believe in God or gods?

Do you always have the latest tech?

How outdoorsy are you?

How vividly do you dream?

Has religion played a major role in your life's major decisions?

How often do you know how gizmos actually work?

Which of these hobbies is your favorite?

If you had all the tech taken away, could you still do your job?

Do you believe that religions other than yours might hold a kernel of truth?

Do you know much about the history of industry?

How much do you conform to society's idea of you?

How rarefied is your profession?

How strictly do you follow your religion's dogma?

Who is your historical hero?

How do you like to dress on your days off?

How much of your job involves creative thinking?

What do you think the afterlife is like?

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