By Tara Rippin •
Published: 17 Feb 2019 • 11:30
SPAIN is officially a tattoo loving country, sitting in sixth place in the world for people sporting body art.
The popularity is attributed to elite footballers and their fascination with tattoos.
A report published by multinational market consultancy, Dali, has compiled a global ranking of the countries where tattooing is most popular.
This is based on a survey of 9,054 people via the internet in 18 countries.
Top of the table is Italy.
A spokesperson for Dali said ‘if you look at the players of the Italian football teams that played in the last stages of the Champions League, it is not surprising’.
They also mentioned former Sevilla player Diego Perotti, who is now at AS Roma. He sports a large tattoo on his neck, well as his arms. Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos is also a huge lover of the skin coverings.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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