There are various plausible reasons as to why people get skin tags.
In most cases the tags are a result of repeated irritation on the skin. Trying to find the exact causes can be very tricky due to the wide range of potential factors which can cause them. This is backed up by the fact that one in every two people have reported skin tags at some time in their life.
Some of these potential causes are looked at on this page.
The Main Causes
They are most common under the armpits and are potentially caused as a result of repeated deodorant use, or through continued shaving of the hair under the armpits. Where a lot of sitting is involved due to the nature of a person’s job, skin tags can occur around the anal area.