Tell Us About Your Personality and We’ll Match You to a Very British Tattoo

BEAUTY & FASHION

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Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Tattoos may have only made their way to Britain when sailors returned from the South Pacific, but symbols have been etched into the very stone of the British Isles since the stone age. Standing stones mark out symbols visible only from the sky, and runic passages are etched into ruins on far-flung islands. Britain's rich religious history, reaching back to pre-Roman times, includes symbols from the Abrahamic religions as well as dozens of other faiths, including ancient British pagan religions that were mostly lost to history.

Of course, tattoos can be more than just abstract symbols. British history has a sizable catalog of sayings, cultural touchstones, and in our recent past, popular culture, which both reflects and informs British cultural discourse. Between Britain's massive list of influential authors, historical figures and the frequently brilliant Tommy Atkins, Britain has an enormous catalog of sayings that encapsulate aspects of the British national character. A good British tattoo should reflect the appropriate aspect of the wearer's relationship with Britain, be it to our sense of humour, historical affinity, or the wearer's affiliation with a subculture. Are you considering a tattoo but want to have a British one? Pour yourself a cuppa and warm up near the Aga, because with this quiz, we'll find you the right design.

How far do you live from where you came from?

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Where aren't you currently tattooed, but you would consider getting tattooed?

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What was your favourite thing to do when you were a student?

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When you are home and it is cold, how many layers do you put on before just giving up and adjusting the thermostat?

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Where are you most likely to get high-fives for your tattoo?

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How many tattoos do you already have?

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Other than Christmas, what holiday do you always observe without fail?

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What is the longest length of time you have spent queuing?

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How do you handle stress?

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At what major event would you like to show off your tattoo?

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What collective British cultural activity, like sport, do you follow?

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What do you look for in a leader?

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If you were going to get tattooed with someone else who would also get tattooed, who would it be?

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What do you find the most relaxing form of entertainment?

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At what type of film do you always shed a tear?

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What life event most bonds you with your best mate?

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How many times a day do you apologize out of reflex?

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Where would you go for a weekend holiday?

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When do you plan to get your tattoo?

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To what national discourse are you drawn?

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Which of the following quotes inspires you?

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What would you do with your day if you decided to skive off from work?

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What is the most dangerous thing you've ever done?

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If you knew your time was up, what would you have for your last meal?

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How do you feel about the jerk in the quiet car who has loud conversations on his mobile?

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but what's bothering you today?

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Other than your face, what part of your body is completely off limits to getting a tattoo?

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How do you feel about your tattoo being visible in the workplace?

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How would you fill in the blank to the following phrase? "Hot weather is ________."

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Owning a dog seems both normal and a sign of some deeper sensibility. What sort of dog would you adopt?

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