Skin tags are small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin. They can vary in colour and size - from a few millimetres, up to 5cm wide. They’re connected to the skin by a small, thin stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags are common in both men and women, especially after the age of 50. They can appear anywhere on your body, though they’re commonly found in places where your skin folds or where there is friction from items such as jewellery. Skin tags are usually found on the neck, armpits, around the groin, or under the breasts. Although harmless, they can also be irritating.