A study from the University of California, San Francisco, says that the majority of people have a tattoo that has a message in the shape of a flower.
The researchers asked 1,200 people to name the message on their body art and then compare it to their tattoos.
Most people had a message that read “I love flowers,” but a majority of those people had more than one message, the researchers said.
People who had multiple messages were most likely to have a flower tattoo on their arm.
The study was published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
The survey found that about one in 10 people have had at least one message in their body, including flowers, birds, snakes, and even the word “gift.”
That’s more than any other word in the English language.
The number of tattoos that people had on their bodies varied greatly across the different ethnicities and genders.
Black people had the most tattoos on their arms, followed by people of Hispanic descent.
Asian people were also disproportionately represented in tattoos, with about 40% of them having tattoos.
“The majority of tattoo-wearing individuals have a single message in common: they love flowers.
And yet, most people have only a single flower tattoo,” study co-author Dr. James T. Gage, the assistant professor of medicine at UCSF and co-director of UCSF’s Department of Plastic Surgery, said in a statement.
“This is a striking example of the power of symbolism in our culture and how it can be used to inform and inspire.
Our research provides new insights into how people of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders feel about their body tattoos, and the types of messages they are sending.”