"Almost half of all Americans under 30 have one, and 40 percent of adults 26 to 40 have a tattoo." That and more in this article [and no, I'm not a regular CBN reader].
I swear I got mine just as it started getting cool [spring of 1995]. I thought I would be different. Now I'm normal. I still want another one, just not sure what I'd get.
True story: I hid it from my mother the entire summer. When she saw it for the first time, she got a washcloth and tried to rub it off.