While it is unknown exactly how many people get tattoos each year, as of the end of 2013, more than 45 million Americans had at least one tattoo, according to Statistic Brain. Fourteen percent of Americans have a tattoo.
According to Statistic Brain, the tattoo industry sees $1.65 billion in profit annually. There are 21,000 open tattoo parlors throughout the United States, and the average cost of a tattoo is $150 per hour. Although tattoos have become a popular trend, 17 percent of Americans feel some regret after getting a tattoo, and 11 percent are getting or have had one removed.