Interesting new statistics out (thanks to lancer1969 for the tip):
University students with one to three tattoos 23% University students with non-earlobe piercing for women 51% 25 to 29 year olds with tattoos 36%
Those results, via CG&C are from studies by the Mayo Clinic and Harris Interactive. Think of the implications. A slim majority of educated people now have piercings, and a quarter have tattoos, with (apparently) the general public having even higher numbers (over a third), the tide is most definitely swinging toward a world where freedom of expression has taken control of society.