"Love your ink", and "Your tatts are so sexy", are the tone of messages that have always made me feel like a man's fetish, rather than a potential love match. On Tinder, I regularly see comments in profiles along the lines of "Tattoos are a bonus," like they're a cherry on the cake of me.
We have to judge each other on shallow glimpses into each others' lives, because we can't go on a date with everyone can we?
If you're interested in the messages Lauren gets sent, she set up a Tumblr called to document them all.
Are tattooed people more likely to share your interests, do they like to stand out, are they creative souls? Recently, I discovered that a tattooed woman called Lauren Urasek had been named the most popular woman on dating site Ok Cupid.
Are tattooed people more likely to be kinky in bed? She's also beautiful, intelligent and seems pretty badass.
I am a man looking for a woman woman looking for a man.