OREANDA-NEWS The overwhelming majority of Russians (88%) never had tattoos, while more than half of the respondents (58%) are neutral towards their owners. These are the results of a survey of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), published on Tuesday, July 23. 

According to 43% of Russians, the presence of a tattoo most often indicates a desire to stand out among others, a little less (41%) believe that this is how people follow fashion. For 27% of respondents, a tattoo is a sign that a person was in prison - mostly villagers hold this point of view. 

Only 11% of Russians have permanent tattoos and mostly men (18%). As the reasons that prompted a tattoo, the respondents most often cited youth and stupidity (30%), a desire to capture the memory of service in the army (29%), an unreasonable impulse (19%).