5 Of The Coolest Tattoo Trends To Get Inspired By

Getting a tattoo is a major commitment and should always be a well-considered decision. There’s lots to think about even if you’ve already picked a motif that you’re sure of, as there are so many different tattooing-techniques to choose from. To help you out, we researched some of the coolest tattoo trends right now…

1. Minimal linear tattoos

 

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If shading, colours and bigger motifs feel like too much of a commitment for you, go for something simple that will never go out of style. Minimalist tattoos – defined by their thin, accurate lines or geometrical shapes – should be the ideal choice for you.

2. Watercolour tattoos

 

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Watercolour tattoos are the latest Instagram-craze, and if done well should look like a real painting on your skin. What makes them special is that they are tattooed without any black outlines, creating the effect of being splashed on. It’s the style to go for if you’re looking for a softer and more colourful tattoo.

3. Hand-poked tattoos


Made popular by celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Rihanna, the stick ‘n poke technique is achieved by poking the ink into the skin with a needle instead of a mechanical gun. But don’t be fooled – what sounds like an easy DIY takes years to perfect, so make sure you pick an artist with lots of experience.

4. Dotwork tattoos

 

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From afar this might look like a regular shaded tattoo, but it is actually made up of endless streams of tiny dots. Dotwork is the perfect solution If you’re looking for a bigger piece but want it to be a bit different.

5. Finger tattoos

 

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Delicate finger tattoos are a subtle eye-catcher and more popular than ever right now. However not all artists are happy to work on fingers, as the tattoos are said to fade faster than others and can become a bit blurred over the years. Do your research to find someone who specialises in finger tattoos before making an appointment.