Tattoos are a popular form of artistic expression, but just as artistic styles change through the years, so do tattoo styles. Although the new year is just beginning, now is the time to educate yourself on what is going to be in style. Whether you’re planning on getting your first tattoo this year or you’re already among the 14% of Americans who have at least one tattoo, know these predicted popular tattoos to keep your look up to date.
- White ink tattoos
White tattoo ink has been around for some years now, but the process of perfecting its application has taken some time. As the techniques for tattooing with white ink are better than ever before, more people will be asking for designs made out of the pale shade.
- Rotator cuff tattoos
The front of the shoulder will likely become a popular spot for tattoos this year because it is the perfect place for the organic style of tattoos that is becoming more popular. Traditional tattoos tend to need a flat surface, making the forearm or back of the leg a typical placement. However, organic tattoos are designed to contour to the natural curves of a body to create a beautiful image. The rotator cuff lends itself well to abstract floral designs or geometric mandalas, while still being an easy place to cover up when you don’t want your tattoo to show.
- Face tattoos
The type of face tattoos you’ll see this year probably isn’t the kind you’re thinking of right now. Rather than badly-done, harsh designs, the new type of face tattoo will concentrate on a more subtle style. Popular tattoos for the face include beauty marks, freckles, and dainty stars. Getting a delicate tattoo on the ear is also becoming increasingly popular, as people can work an organic tattoo into the shape of their ear.
- Clean and simple lines
In the past, many popular tattoos were filled with complicated designs and colors, but this year will see a simpler style come about. People are going to be getting more simple, clean lines that run down their fingers, arms, or their entire body. Despite their simplicity, these types of tattoos are very graphic and make for an eye-catching look.
Ultimately, the design of your tattoo will be up to you and your tattoo artist. No matter what you choose, you will have a piece of art on your body for the rest of your life, and you should pick a design that resonates with you.