In 2012, more than 20 percent or 45 million Americans had one or more tattoos, so it is no more a surprise to sport some body art to anyone. And that number comprises not only of people in their early twenties but also a nice percentage of older people with tattoos. We bet that most of the 45 million people before getting their tattoo designs inked were asked to think how would they look when they're in their 60s. Well, the best answer to that would probably be that no one will look as good in their sixties that they did in their twenties, so the ink has nothing to do with that, really.

Many people balk at the idea of getting a tattoo either for fear that the aged tattoos will look bad, or that it would be unfitting for an older person. While that's a matter of personal taste, these older people with tattoos are here to show you that their tattoo ideas and execution are just as impressive now as they were back then.

If you have a photo of some cool tattoos on older people, then we'd love to have their picture here in this list! Also, don't be so amazed that these elderly badasses are sporting some really nice ink and not your typical old people tattoos.

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AlexEji
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5 years ago

This guy is hot. That is all.

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Alessandro Manfredini

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MoruţNeli
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5 years ago

this guy thooooo <3

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SaraJane
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5 years ago

What a beautiful woman.

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JamieSmith
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5 years ago

Just wow. Gorgeous!

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SaraJane
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5 years ago

Awesome with that shirt!

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JamieSmith
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5 years ago

I want to be her someday. Stunning.

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#7

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AstridCunningham
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5 years ago

Love the comeback

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DoraFujinami
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5 years ago

The "smirky" smile tells it all. Gotta Love it

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#9

Forever 18

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LaurieKrisko
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5 years ago

Perfect!!

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TiffanyBauer
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5 years ago

Lovely

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AlexEji
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5 years ago

not sure why he looks so cool, but he does.

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KimberlyHart
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5 years ago

beautiful colors

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#13

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PetraStraub
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5 years ago

Great. I'd like to have a sleeve but it will cost me my job. I've to wait for my retirement I guess.

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ShelbyMadrid
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5 years ago

What's with that pic of Stalin?

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ShannaLea
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5 years ago

Nice. That's a lot of ink. You know she's a badass.

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IuliaDraghiev
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5 years ago

Beautiful hands too!!

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#17

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IrisNießen
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5 years ago

I want to Know the Story about this tatoo

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#18

Tattoo Tom

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EllaLink
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5 years ago

amazing eyes and look on his face :) handsome old dude

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#19

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JessGraves
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5 years ago

Same guy as #19.

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#20

Maurizio Fiorini

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Tomassina
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5 years ago

Not good.

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BarbaraWillock
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5 years ago

um, love the tats, but I can do without the rings. Not for me to judge, though, is it?

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#22

My 87 Year Old Step Grandmother Decided It Was Time To Get A Tattoo

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MoruţNeli
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5 years ago

aaaa so sweet :D

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#23

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esfatios
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5 years ago

The real thing...

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#24

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LisaBuchanan
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5 years ago

This lady still has some serious muscle in that arm too. Good on her :)

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NykkyChrastil
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5 years ago

I love this! by a favorite of mine

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#26

Isobel Varley

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TroyCurrie
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5 years ago

I bet she was/is in the Circus and if her head was shaved it would have a full tat.

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Lorien
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5 years ago

Put 'em up!!

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JeanneDeaux
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5 years ago

This man can't be 60! 40 maybe? Some men really wear grey/white hairs /facial hairs well. Damn he is looking good.

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Red Panda
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1 year ago

Beautiful contrast

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Penny Webster
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10 months ago

You go girl, loud and proud ❤️

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Penny Webster
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10 months ago

Some really interesting faces, I bet he has a lot of stories to tell.

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Lorien
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5 years ago

His face!! I love that smile!!

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KimLester
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5 years ago

Same as #27, but she's gotten more ink since this pic was taken.

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#35

The Illustrated Man

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MackenzieMcDonald
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4 years ago

Respect. That's all.

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Uncle Sal

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Penny Webster
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10 months ago

Looking good 👍

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#38

Our Dog Family, Wrapped Around My Legs. I'm 74.

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Kathy Durand
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2 years ago

cute

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