The stress of living through a global pandemic has redefined what self-care means to people, and how Americans define self-care overall. Eighty-eight percent of U.S. adults remain intentional about the practice of self-care to some degree. For some, this may be as simple as rest and relaxation. For others, it may be taking the time to try out a new hairstyle, an updated makeup routine, or trying minor body modification such as a tattoo or piercing. A slim margin of Americans, including celebs like Madonna, have gotten their first tattoo since the time the pandemic began, while many people who are not first-timers have either considered it, or gotten additional work done. Those same respondents also report being intentional about the practice of self care, which could suggest a positive link between self-care and tattooing.