People with tattoos have been found to be more aggressive and rebellious than those without, researchers have found.

Professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University studied 378 adults – 181 women and 197 men aged between 20 and 58.Of these 97 – one in four – had tattoos.

Those with tattoos were found to have ‘significantly higher’ levels of verbal aggression, anger, and were more rebellious compared with people without tattoos.

The more tattoos a person had, the more angry they were, the survey found.One explanation is that people who have higher reactive rebelliousness may respond to disappointing and frustrating events by getting tattooed