Kansas City Business Journal: Kansas City ranks among the most tattooed cities in America
Kansas City’s image as an unassuming Midwestern city may be changing.
Website totalbeauty.com included Kansas City in its list of the “top 10 most tattooed cities in America.” Kansas City ranked No. 9 — one spot above Los Angeles. The website did its rankings based on the number of tattoo shops per 100,000 population.
Kansas City made its mark with about six tattoo shops per 100,000 population. That may seem like quite a few, but it’s barely a splotch compared with No. 1 Miami Beach, which had about 24 tattoo shops per 100,000 people, according to totalbeauty.com.
Tattoos no longer are viewed as a bad mark on their owners’ reputations. A study by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that 36 percent of what it calls “Gen Nexters,” or those in the 18-25 age range, have a tattoo. The study said 40 percent of Gen Xers have a tattoo. ...
And this would include Kansas City Presbyterians such a PCUSA vice-moderator and pastor of Liberty First Presybterian, Landon Whitsitt, with the PCUSA logo tattooed on his left forearm, partially visible in the photo below.