2018 Tattoo Trends

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Stunning Tattoo Trends for 2018

A tattoo can be a great way to represent yourself and show the world something that is important to you. But as a tattoo is permanent, choosing the right tattoo and the right place on your skin can feel like a daunting decision. You want to consider both the meaning and placement of your design. Maybe you have always had an idea of the tattoo you wanted or maybe you just know you want a tattoo but are not sure what to get. There are lots of popular places to get a tattoo and a myriad of choices when it comes to design. This article will give you some insight into the hottest tattoo trends of 2018. These trends come from two of New York City’s most famous tattoo artists: Bang Bang, whose celebrity clients include Kylie Jenner, Cara Delevingne, and Rihanna and JonBoy, who has inked Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Justin Bieber. Read on to discover some of the most coveted tattoo trends of the year.

Hip Tattoos
The side of your hip is a popular spot for a tattoo due to 2017 tattoo stats. It is an area that allows you to show off your tattoo when you want to and cover it when you don’t want it to be visible. This is a great tattoo placement if your place of work does not allow visible tattoos. Kylie Jenner got a tattoo of the word “sanity” spelled phonetically on her hip by Bang Bang and many others are opting to get a phrase that means something to them on their hips. The hip is also a perfect spot for a small image or symbol.

Inner Arm Tattoos
The inner arm is another prime placement. Much as with the hip, it is another place that offers some flexibility. It is not instantly visible, but can be seen when you turn your arm. This is a subtle and elegant area for a tattoo. Kylie Jenner had JonBoy tattoo her grandmother’s name in her grandfather’s handwriting on her inner arm. This is a great spot to record a loved one’s name or a concept that is important to you.

Photorealistic Tattoos
Tattoos that appear photorealistic are becoming very popular. These tattoos, when done properly, can have the detail of a high definition picture. These realistic tattoos can be a great way to memorialize a favorite pet or a loved one. You may also want to recreate an object that has meaning to you or a destination that you love.

Tiny Tattoos
If you are ready to get a tattoo but are not quite ready to cover a large part of you skin, tiny tattoos are a good choice statisticly. These tattoos are dainty and usually simple line drawings that have a special meaning to the person. To choose one of these, think of the things that have meaning to you and decide on a picture that can symbolise them. There are many perfect places for a tiny tattoo, including the arms, the side of the ribs, behind the ear, and the back of the neck. One celebrity who is known for tiny tattoos is Bella Thorne, who has a heart below her collarbone and a moon and stars on her heel, among others.

Cosmetic Tattoos
Cosmetic tattoos are a rising trend that tries to mimic the look of body parts or makeup. These tattoos can create the look of freckles, and even nipples, which is often chosen by people who have had mastectomies. Cosmetic tattoos can also give you the look of more filled in eyebrows. These tattoos are all about giving a person confidence in himself or herself, especially if they feel one of their features is lacking in some way. These tattoos can also simulate the look of makeup, allowing you to cut down on your makeup routine.

Script Tattoos
Tattoos of words and names have long been a popular choice, but the latest trend is leaning towards scrawling cursive. These tattoos have a high element of interest, because from a distance they can look like a fun design, but up close it is actually a word. These tattoos are perfect for commemorating a loved one or a favorite quote. To make it even more personal, do it either in your own handwriting or in someone you love’s handwriting. One of the many celebrities who has embraced this trend is Lady Gaga, who has the name “Joanne” tattooed on her inner arm.

Geometric Tattoos
If you are not one for words or names, a geometric tattoo can offer a great design choice or even act as a symbol to represent something else, such as three triangles for your three beloved cats. These tattoos can highlight certain aspects of the body. When choosing placement for a geometric tattoo on your skin, think of the lines and contours of your body and one of these tattoos can complement it. They also have a classic quality, making them feel timeless. You are not likely to grow tired of a geometric tattoo. When considering a geometric tattoo, think of dots, lines, and shapes. You can even look to art and graphic design for inspiration. Many cultures have interesting geometric designs you can imitate, making these designs a great way to celebrate your trending heritage.