Tastes like a girl, and that is precisely what many women do when they first take their first hot spot tan.
They are eager to prove that they are not the stereotypical woman who is afraid of the sun, says Lisa Denny, owner of Lisa Dennys Tasteful & Chic tattoo studio in Chicago, which specializes in hot spot tans.
“Women come in wanting to feel confident, to feel cool,” Denny says.
“When I talk to them, they’re like, ‘This is so cool, I’m going to wear it all the time.’
I’m like, you can’t, but you can wear it.”
Denny has worked with more than a hundred tattoo artists and is one of the most successful hot spot artists in the United States.
In the last five years, her business has tripled.
In a way, it’s an extension of Denny’s personal style.
“I think that’s the beauty of being a tattoo artist, it gives you a sense of self-expression,” she says.
Tattoos are “a reflection of you, so if you’re happy with your body and what you look like, then tattoos are just for you.”
Dennies hot spot tattoos are often inked in bold, colorful colors and have been designed to reflect the warmth and innocence of her body.
But she doesn’t think that it’s all about the colors.
“It’s more about what you are expressing with it,” she explains.
Denny is not alone in this trend.
Women have been wearing tattoos for centuries, and tattoo artists have been incorporating tattoos into their work for centuries.
In fact, there are tattoo parlors and tattoo studios all over the world that specialize in tattoos.
The reason tattoos are so popular among women is because they are so easy to put on.
It takes only minutes to put ink on a tattoo, so there’s no pressure or worry that it will fall off during a workout.
And it’s a lot more affordable than piercing or nail art.
In addition, women are increasingly using tattoos to communicate the joy of their bodies.
“This is the beauty, the beauty that tattoos bring, and I love it,” Dennison says.
In 2015, there were approximately 1.6 million women in the U.S. with tattoos, according to a Pew Research Center study.
The percentage of women with tattoos has doubled in the past decade, according a 2014 study by the University of California, Berkeley.
The numbers are particularly high among young women.
In 2012, nearly 40 percent of girls under age 16 had tattoos, up from 22 percent in the late 1990s.
Dennisons goal for the tattoo shop is to have more than 10 tattoos by the end of the year.
The shop is in the middle of a remodeling process and is looking to add a new patio, which will be one of its main attractions.
It is also hoping to expand into the larger downtown area.
But for now, Dennions tattoo is just a hobby.
“People say I should just wear it every day, but the tattoos really bring a different aspect to your life, like you have something to prove to yourself,” she adds.
“You know, it shows you who you are.”
Lisa Dison is one hot spot tattoo artist who is excited about the trend.
She is currently in the process of designing her next tattoo.