Certainly not around my way either . I reckon it would have been the later half of the seventies before I saw a youngster whom , I knew had not been in the services, with a tattoo . Changed times now , with a significant amount of people having tattoos, including the ladies. Back in the day, the only time you'd see a female with a tattoo would be is she were a travelling type woman. .
My manor was also a tattoo free zone except for the simple saint or swift tattoo that some boys had when they started work at 16.We all rated ourselves and thought we were going places and that tattoos would hold us back. That's what our mums and dads told us anyway.