Top 20 male/female body parts

These bar charts compare the top 20 body parts for tattoos on men and women. Note that body parts have been categorised according to the language in the original documents, which describe body parts with varying levels of language and specificity, so the two terms 'breast' and 'chest' clearly overlap (for men), and 'arm' is not consistently distinguished from 'forearm'. Note that the scales for the two sexes are different, since there were far fewer tattoos recorded on women, and the scales are logarithmic, which means the numbers do not increase on a linear scale, but rather increase more rapidly, by increments of a factor of (in this case) 10. Thus the scale for women increases from 1 to 10 to 100 to 1000, the scale for men increases from 1 to 100 to 10000.

Credit: Sharon Howard

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