5 Popular tattoo designs

Color Tattoo of a female Warrior on the left thigh

These days, tattoos are no rarity. There are tons of tattoo designs to choose from, giving you all the material you need to find what you’re looking for. Their popularity is at its highest yet. Every 1 in 4 people you meet has most likely got a tattoo. Down below we’ll be listing the popular tattoo designs.

If you searched for the most popular designs out there you would without doubt find tribal tattoos. Tribal tattoos are documented to have been implemented in tattooing for hundreds of years and have evolved and warped in design being extremely complex in their tattoo design. Typical styles of tribal tattoos are of black color and cover an arm or a leg. However, there’s a different style that is colorful and usually covers a bigger area of the body. The latter style of the two is becoming popular quite swiftly.

Tribal black sun tattoo on the right hand
Tribal black sun tattoo on the right hand

So called “old school” styles are popular as well. Sailor tattoos such as anchors are gaining notoriety, and not only with sailors. If you’re wondering when these styles were first popular, it was the good old 60s. Their popularity is quickly coming back, as males and females are choosing anchor and swallow designs again.

Black Anchor tattoo with a compass and a boat on the right chest
Black Anchor tattoo with a compass and a boat on the right chest

The most common tattoos for women are lower back tattoos. It has a sexual meaning, as the lower back is one of the most sexual and sensual areas on a woman. Dragons, flowers, animals are frequently used, although the most popular design is the tribal design. Since the lower back is naturally curvy, it can make for a great place to put a tattoo as the designs can be very creative. You can choose to expand the tribal design to cover your hips, as this is common practice.

Color womans tattoo of roses on the lower back
Color tattoo of roses on the lower back

Another popular design are dragons. As others they were popular in the past, died down and are being resurrected by the modern folk. Since there are plenty of different mythical dragons, there are plenty of dragon designs as well. If you’re a male the best spot for a dragon tattoo is the chest, for women it’s usually the back. Sizes of these designs vary from person to person. They come in all sizes and shapes.

Black dragon tattoo for woman on the right side of the body
Black dragon tattoo for woman on the right side of the body

Celtic tattoos are favored with people of Celtic heritage, but of course you don’t have to be of Celtic descent to get one. They come in many symbols and designs, providing universal meanings for everyone. They are repeatedly mixed with tribal tattoos to create a more innovative design.

Celtic tattoo of a crows fighting
Celtic tattoo of a crows fighting

There’s an abundant source of tattoo designs out there, although these here are the most common. With tattoos you can be very innovative and creative, it’s all up to you. If you want something special but just don’t know how to get on top of it you can always have a tattoo artist create a design for you.


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