Two-thirds regret holiday tattoos

Young tourists are taking to getting tattoos on holiday, according to a survey.

But two in three said they later regretted it, the poll by travel agent sunshine.co.uk found.

Based on responses from 1,790 holidaymakers aged 18-25, the survey showed that 19% had had a tattoo on a trip abroad.

Of these, 65% were women, while 67% of those who had come home with a tattoo said they regretted having it.

The most popular design for a holiday tattoo was stars, followed by a motto or phrase, followed by a heart.

Although only 19% had had a tattoo, as many as 54% said they knew someone who had had one on holiday.

Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "Getting a tattoo on holiday might seem like a good idea at the time, but the number of people that were found to have regretted doing so in this poll just goes to show that it might not be the best choice."