Is there such a thing as a tattoo fetish?
Although I do not have a fetish I do like Tattoos A tattoo fetish is one that can go both ways: You become aroused by getting tattoos or by seeing tattoos on another person.
Again, we’re dealing with something that was once taboo, especially on women, and something that's known to cause pain, fulfilling the masochistic need in people. People are naturally drawn to what they think is off limits. A sexual fetish for piercings also falls into this group, especially if the piercing is in an "unusual" place.
This confession from a male client of mine with a tattoo fetish:
“Now I almost 30 and I am working on a complete tattoo bodysuit. I still am turned on by the idea of being totally covered in ink. I am almost there and I only have a few blank spots left. Before I get more I really want to understand this. I was never abused. I don’t hate my body. I have lots of confidence and there is nothing in my past that I can think of that would make me this way. It also isn’t a rebellion thing because my family is cool with it and so is my job. I just love having ink, I love getting it, I love the pain, I love the healing, I love looking at it and I love when women touch it. Why am I this way? I am a normal guy and I have a normal sex life, normal relationships etc. BUT when I masturbate I usually don’t need porn. I just picture my entire body being covered in tattoos…Sometimes I look at my own ink in the mirror etc. The more I get the happier I am.
Tattooists foster tastes for macabre and bizarre objects. Such products as fetish magazines, medical books depicting congenital abnormalities, and fringe films and art are highly coveted by members of the elite world of tattooing”