Your ink shows more on your soul than on your sleeve, a tattoo’s potential to heal and strengthen the bond between your sense of self, body and soul is far greater than its aesthetic potential. Permanently tattooing or changing the body can give the wearer a sense of control over their life, allowing them to reclaim something that has been lost or taken.
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A study of 2,395 college students found a correlation between tattoos and self-esteem. And the more tattoos, the bigger the confidence boost. Respondents with four or more tattoos had significantly higher self-esteem than those with less. This was especially among those who reported a history of depression.