The research team from the University of Miami in Florida recently found that people with tattoos are more likely to take risks - and this has an effect on their sex life.
The study of 2,000 participants was published in the International Journal of Dermatology and it revealed that people with tattoos were more likely to be smokers, to have spent time in prison, and to have had a higher number of sexual partners.
Lead author of the paper Dr.Karoline Mortensen said: "Previous research has established an association between having a tattoo and engaging in risky behavior."
She added, "in an era of increasing popularity of tattoos, even among women and working professionals, we find these relationships persist but are not associated with lower health status."
The team hopes its findings lead to dermatologists and healthcare providers being more vigilant in asking questions about their patients' behaviors if they notice tattoos.