Statistics show that tattoos are more popular with women than men across the 16 countries. Picture: Supplied

People with tattoos are more likely to have a passionate extramarital affair, a new study has revealed. 

Shockingly, those dabbling in the exciting world of adultery are more likely to be women than men, and there’s a movement of women with secret tattoos revealed only in the most intimate, adulterous moments.

The study, conducted by VictoriaMilan – a dating website for married and attached people looking to have an affair – asked more 3 million of its active members across 16 countries about their tattoos.

Statistics show that tattoos are more popular with women than men across the 16 countries – the percentage of females having tattoos is on average 25 percent higher than the males from the same country. 

Some women aren’t as keen to publicly express their darker side and indulge in secret tattoos. 

To find out a woman’s taste for body art, gentlemen will have to gain her trust in order to be able to explore and find the secrets tattoos in the most intimate moments. 

Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said the results revealed a sexy new side to the world of body art.

“Tattoos are a sign of personality, creativity and rebellion, and now we know they are a sign that the person probably has a great sex life. This may spark a worldwide hunt to discover the craze for sexy intimate tattoos, as men like to discover things that are seemingly just for them,” Vedal said.

Victoria Milan’s study collected this data from active members enjoying their love lives and extramarital affairs in 16 countries: Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, South Africa.