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Tattoos may be a sign of the fittest

Tattoos have been used by humans for centuries in various cultures.

Researchers at the University of Wroclaw in Poland tested their hypothesis that tattoos were chosen to hide imperfections, a way to hide behind them. But what they found was that the men who got tattoos had a greater symmetry in their features, something considered to be more highly desired innately by women.

This leads to a new theory of men who tattoo themselves, that only those with a solid biological quality can risk the behavior of the needle which can cause infection.  This shows a form of strength to endure injury and survive is a sign of Darwinian fitness.

This new perspective matches many traditional customs of tattoos in various cultures through the ages.