Tattoo Designs That are Cutting Edge. The hottest tattoo artists, the surprising tattoo trends, and all the tattoos you’ll want to see. ALL HERE. If you are here it is probably because you, just like us, love and enjoy tattoo art, and if that’s the case that’s awesome. And maybe you also know that there are awesome and terrible tattoos. You probably have some of your own and you must certainly know that every great tattoo starts with great tattoo designs.
Just like Architecture, the first step for a successful project in tattoo art is the design process. To create unique and amazing tattoos, both you and your artist should consider:
- Placement. Some designs look great on your back, some look better on your feet. Pick a spot in your body you want to get tattooed and start looking for appropriate designs.
- Style. There are Traditional, Neo-Traditional, Tribal, Symmetric, Watercolor… there are plenty styles and every one is unique in its own way.
- Size. You may want to start with a small tattoo.
- Your personal experiences and hobby. If you want a design that appeals directly to you, you may have to share some if your experiences and history to your artist.
And, most of all, you should see a lot of tattoos. Only by checking out what’s out there, you can figure out what you like. And that’s what we’re here for! Here we present to you a few examples of designs and styles so you can see which ones are for you.
1. Floral Tattoo Designs
Flowers are not only for girls. Many guys pick floral tattoos and within the theme, you can find many different styles and aesthetics. And if you love flowers, you may already know what kind do you want. Take a look at some of our articles, you may enjoy our sunflowers piece.
2. Cross Tattoo Designs
Even if you’re not a Christian, you may find a cross tattoo appealing to you. There are a lot of different designs and styles, so ask your artists for some guidance. Take a look at out Christian tattoos list, which has quite a few examples of cross tattoos.
3. Hands Tattoo Designs
Hand tattoos are very popular and are kind of “lo-fi”. These kind of tattoos are easy to make and look great on everyone and everyplace. They are usually small except for those on the back which are rare.
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4. Demonic Tattoo Designs
“Demonic” is just an expression. It’s just art! Some designs may look heretic but some, like this example, look just amazing!
5. Star Wars Tattoo Designs
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you will love how many cool tattoos are out there related to the franchise, you can check out our own list of the best here!
6. Ghibli Tattoo Designs
I’m a huge Ghibli fan. This amazing design is from Howl’s Moving Castle.
7. Dreamcatcher Tattoo Designs
Dreamcatchers are very popular choice for tattoos. We even have our own list of the best dreamcatcher tattoos, and they are also very commonly foun on Native American tattoos, of which we also have a list. Yes, we’ve done it all.
8. Alice Wonderland Tattoo Designs
There are a bunch of tattoos out there about Alice in Wonderland, and that’s because great literature inspires another forms of art, in this case, tattoo art.
9. Unicorn Tattoo Designs
Unicorns are magical creatures that, just as horses, make amazing tattoos. You can check our list for horses tattoos and get inspiration for your next unicorn tattoo at the same time.
10. Tree Of Life Tattoo Designs
When it comes to popular designs for tattoo, the tree of life is definitely one that makes the cut but remains as a cult design. This one in here has some Celtic aesthetics.
11. Skull Tattoo Designs
Skulls are almost a cliché in tattoo art, but there are so many cool designs that who can blame us for keeping it popular?
12. Surreal Tattoo Designs
Tattoo art can be as realistic and surreal as you can imagine, that’s the beauty of it. And surreal tattoos are just amazing and eye-popping.
13. Owl Tattoo Designs
Owls are amazingly aesthetic animals that make great tattoos, they symbolize knowledge and wisdom.
14. Female Tattoo Designs
Female faces are much more common than male faces in tattoos. That may be because they are much more aesthetic and can have so much details that make them beautiful. This one example is from a Hindi style and is just jaw-dropping.
15. Native American Tattoo Designs
And just like we just said, women faces are very popular among Native American tattoos, too. You can see our list of the best Native American tattoos, where you can find a lot of different designs.
16. Text Tattoo Design
Sometimes, even though “a picture says more than a thousand words”, you wan to put the words too!
17. Moths Tattoo Design
Moths are very mysterious animals and make great tattoos, this particular one is very dark and awesome.
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18. Symmetric Tattoo Design
Symmetric tattoos are very hot right now, they ten to be a little minimalist sometimes and they rarely have that many details like the design we have here, although you can find a few that are very complex and heavily detailed.
19. Traditional Tattoo Design
Traditional tattoos are evergreen. They are amazing tattoos and you can definitely find one that you like on our list.
20. Contemporary Tattoo Design
This is a very complicated to explain trend, there’s nothing that can completely define it, except that is eccentric, modern, sometimes weird and always stunning.
21. Creepy Tattoo Design
Creep everyone out with a creepy tattoo, it’s always a good piece of conversation and is just like art, irreverent.
22. Koi Fish
Koi fish tattoos are a classic choice for their meaning and symbolism. There are a ton of cool designs of Koi tattoos.
23. Magical Tattoo Designs
You can put everything that you like into a tattoo, make it as unique as you are.
24. Insects and Symmetry
This is an amazing example of a tattoo with a symmetric aesthetic. The details are amazing and this tattoo should have a considerable size to fully appreciate it.
25. Funny Tattoo Designs
The fun thing in life is no not take it too seriously. Tattoos are a way to do so, and this irreverent design is an awesome example.
26. Angels and Wings
We have a great list of Angel tattoos for you to check out!
27. Hindi and Oriental Tattoo Designs
Hindi aesthetics make amazing tattoos, they have a lot of details and magic looking.
28. Fantasy Tattoo Designs
What’s more Fantasy-like than a mermaid and a dragon?
29. Neo-Traditional Tattoo designs
A more modern take on traditional tattoos, a little more subtle lines and similar colors.
30. Dragon Tattoo Designs
Dragons are majestic beasts to get tattooed.
31. Anime Tattoo Designs
If you’re an Otaku, you probably look for a great anime tattoo. And if you’re a knowledgeable one, you’ll get the reference of this one!
32. Mythological Tattoo Designs
You can also get inspiration from mythological creatures, like this Medusa tattoo design.
33. Mandala Tattoo Designs
Mandalas are another very popular trend. Although they are all essentially “the same”, you can find a vast range of different types of mandalas.
34. Betta Fish Tattoo Design
You can find a lot of Betta Fish and another fish tattoos on our list that we made for you.
35. Gamer Tattoo Designs
HEY, LISTEN! Don’t you want to get an awesome gamer tattoo?! Press X for Jason, I mean, to say yes!
36. Irreverent Tattoo Designs
Make fun of death and everything that’s morbid with an amazing irreverent tattoo design.
37. Tribal Tattoo Designs
Tribal tattoos are another very popular trend in tattoo art. And within it, there are a few sub-trends, like Polynesian, which you can check out on our site.
38. Cats Tattoo Designs
This is a personal favorite. Cats are amazing and fun animals and you will just love our list of the best Cat tattoos.
39. Jellyfish Tattoo Designs
This design makes me want to see it tattooed right now, I bet those colors look amazing.
40. Bears Tattoo Designs
This is a very special design that clearly resembles a few things that the future wearer enjoys, and that’s what is all about!
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