First of all I don't plan to get one because I am not interested but I know this generalization has been going on for so long. Personally I don't think it determines a person's character but I guess everyone has different opinion huh =]
I don't think tattoo's are slutty , there actually rather common on younger women of all types , you'd see just about every type of girl with some sort of tattoo and piercing these days. I do agree a lot of slutty girls have tattoo's but so do a lot of average less sexual girls. I think the slutty ones just show them off more in public , where is other girls have them but you rarely if ever see them. I know at the pub I go to a large % of the girls have at least one tattoo but a lot never show them off , a couple I was surprised to even find out they had one , sometimes only by accident I'd notice it in an instagram pic or something
We see them a lot on strippers and porn stars and have come to assosiate tattoos with slutty women.
Also women who get tattoos or have piercings tend to have that rebellious, live fast die young mentality and promiscuity is more common with people like that.
I know its not true in all cases but Id be willing to bet money most women with tattoos have had their fair share of casual encounters. Also we know girls lie about their past and dont like it when they are asked so sometimes we just try and guess her past and put her in a box based on whatever information we do have.
Although tattoos have become much more mainstream, and so "average folks" are getting them sometimes, it's still true that tattoos are *much* more common among the lower-class (ghetto/white-trash), alcoholics, drug-users, and "troubled souls" compared to the bulk of the middle class. And tattoos have always been considered "unclassy" on women in general (and on men to some degree - though that was often part of their attraction; it used to be a "badge of non-conformity" for tough, rough men).
Again, I'm well aware that these stereotypes are no longer true in every case, but they are still true FAR more often than many would like to admit, and so the stereotype continues, and many men prefer women without tattoos and some actively avoid dating women who have them. Perhaps worse, some guys actively seek women who have them, gambling (frequently with success) that they're an indication of insecurity, which can be more easily manipulated by the guy to get sex from her.
You can disagree with those generally-held opinions that so many people have, but you aren't going to change their opinions anytime soon.
It is neither slutty nor not slutty. Some tattoos are cute, some seem like the person is a bit obsessed with tattoos, but none that I have seen give any indication to a girl's level of sexual activity.
in my opinion people who think tattoos on girls are slutty, are stupid fools. i think a girl with tattoos is hella hot! yet there are certain places i don't want to see a tattoo like the boobs, belly and her feet. a girls boobs shouldn't be covered with tattoos in my opinion, and neither should the belly. those are cute enough on their own. and tattoos on feet are kind of a waste of cash, because you'll be wearing shoes most of the days, so no one can see those tattoos anyway XD
Maybe not among normal people. I would say it's considered "slutty" among many male GaGers. What did you expect? Many of them are just rejected dorky men who deal with their frustrations by spending teh whole day online being bitter.