I Want a Tattoo but What Design?

If your are one of those who is dying to get inked or wish to have a tattoo but your decision is getting delayed just for the reason that you have no clue about design, then guys this blog is like a god`s messenger to you. We understand your confusion & nervousness as its a life long decision. No worries! We are solving this problem for you in a simplest way. In every style we will mention the Ideas, which helps you to customized or google the designs easily. Play with size, colours, new compositions nd most important its placement on your body. But make sure to post your Tattoo picture once you posses it after this blog. Yeah now I am excited too, wink.

WARNING : Avoid Getting Temporary Tattoo, It May Burn Your Skin & May Leave Permanent Burnt Mark.

1. Tradional : Traditional (also referred to as American Traditional or Old School) is the oldest form of tattooing (after ancient tribal techniques). In the modern world, as we know it, tattooing began with this identifiable style. Solid black outlines, a limited colour palette, less detail and impeccable precision… traditional tattoos stand the test of time.

Popular traditional tattoo designs include Roses, Hearts, Anchors, Ships Eagles, Skulls, Daggers, Pin Ups and Women’s Heads.

rose tattoo

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2. Realism : A tattoo that looks exactly like it would in the real world. A fine art skill, realistic tattoos done well look like photographs on the skin. Here, it’s important to have a good photo reference and pick a skilled, well-known artist. Pay as much as you can for a tattoo of this kind – you get what you pay for, and cheap realism and portrait tattoos look whack.

Idea : Get your favorite God inked.

shiva tattoo

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3. Script : It means you can get a word or any quotation inked. Remeber Saif Ali Khan “Kareena” & Priyanka Chopra`s “Daddys lil gal” on her palm? Yeah such styles are called Script. Usually gothic, swirly, intricate fonts are popular but there’s no limit to what font a script tattoo might utilize.

Idea : Name of someone you love the most, any inspirational quotation describes you or you can relate to. (Avoid your Boyfriend/Girfriend Name)

celebrity tattoo

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4. Tribal : The oldest tattoo style, from ancient times. Nearly always black in colour, often using symmetry and geometrical design. Sometimes un-detailed with block black lines, utilizing delicate detail and precision. A good artist will carefully design a piece to compliment the shape of the body, like this one.                            

Idea : Skull designs are ageless.

skull tattoo

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5. Japanese : Dating back to 10,000BCE, Japanese tattooing is one of the most sacred tattoo arts. Detailed designs often cover large areas of the body such as the back or the arm. This tattooing style follows a very strict set of artistic rules – positioning, imagery used, direction, colour and more, all adhering to the ancient traditions.                                                                                                              

Popular Japanese tattoo styles include cherry blossoms, koi fish, lotus flowers, dragons, war dogs and geishas.

dragon tattoo

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6. Geometric : Intricate designs made of shapes that might use symmetry and repetition to create a large design. Alternatively, geometry may be added to a Neo Traditional or other style tattoo.  

Idea : Often black but may use colour, create a 3D effect or incorporate dot work.

geometric tattoo

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7. Neo Traditional : Like Traditional, Neo-Traditional tattoos use bold outlines and careful, precise shading. Contrastingly to Traditional tattoos, they are more detailed, more experimental with colour and blending, more dimensional and often brighter – yet often inspired by the 2D layout, limited symbology and specific technique of Traditional tattooing.

Idea : Neo-Traditional might also merge different styles together, be elaborate and experimental and often try to be as unique and custom as possible.

colour tattoo

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8. Water Colour : Currently very popular, Water colour tattoos mimic an experimental artistic process – using splashes and streaks of colour to give the impression of paint being used on canvas or paper. The water colour effect can be all-encompassing to the design, with no line-work or other styles, but it can also be combined with realism or solid outlines, to form just the background or foreground of a tattoo.

Idea : Often bright colours are used and themes of nature.

creative tattoo

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9. New School : Cartoon-like designs influenced by graffiti and hip-hop artistic techniques and styles. Bubble-like designs, bright colours, exaggerated dimensions and features. Popular with popular culture icons and animals.                                                                                                                      

Idea : Perfect if you love graffiti or cartoon lover or love comic designs. Super Heroes are most sought after.

comic tattoo

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10. Dot Work : Intricate designs that use lots of tiny dots in areas where you might normally shade or use block colour. It means any meaningful symbol comes under this style.                              

Idea : Smileys is the perfect example. 

symbol tattoo

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