As anyone with an internet connection knows, tattoos aren’t what they used to be. While the days of simple hearts and dolphin ankle tattoos are still very much with us, the designs we see today are far from what you’d see on someone’s skin who grew up before the internet was around. As technologies have advanced, so have styles and the way we approach tattoo design in general. New techniques have been developed, roofs have been raised, and some pretty unbelievable things are happening—which are even hard to believe when they’re sitting right in front of your eyes. But don’t take my word for it. Ahead, 60 tattoo designs that are guaranteed to impact your life in a positive way.
Love yourself first
If you’ve ever read any “how to get rich” books, then you’ve probably heard the term “pay yourself first.” This mindset also rings true when it comes to taking care of yourself in a non-financial manner. You have to love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.
Here we have another beautiful sampler design from Sigak. This design replaces a floral pattern with a slice of shallow water from the sea. Her brilliant use of color is on full display, and really, what’s not to love about this stunning example of creativity and color?
A fascinating forearm piece
Many well-known tattooists are applauded for their ability to work in such fine detail that a magnifying glass is almost required while viewing. John Monteiro is one of those artists, but what makes his work stand out from even the best micro tattooists is the clarity and crispness of his designs.
Every great tattooist has their own unique style that distinguishes their work from that of other artists. Zihee has several of those said styles and each of them is equally impressive.
A circle of flowers
Stand alone floral designs are beautiful in their own right. But when arranged to illustrate shapes or other designs, they can create even more breathtaking works of art. Call this a circle, a wreath, whatever you want, but one thing is certain: It’s simply gorgeous.
A watercolor compass
Where was this design when I was putting together that compass list a few weeks ago? Watercolor world maps coupled with creative compass designs are a popular trend. This, however, is one of the most beautiful and tasteful examples I’ve yet to come across.
Alice in Wonderland
Composed of several props and a hand-colored aesthetic, this Alice in Wonderland themed tattoo is everything anyone could ever hope for that’s looking for a design of this sort.
A floral crescent moon
This is one of the most beautiful designs I’ve seen in the past year. It doesn’t boast microscopic details, an abundance of creative genius, or fantastical color. But it just works in an elegant and tasteful manner that makes it appeal to almost every woman no matter what her tastes may be.
A creative whale design
Creative tattoo designs are great when they’re good. And this stunning concoction of turquoise and royal blue definitely falls into that category. It’s amazing how powerful of an effect the right color combination can have on a design.
Artists are constantly coming up with more creative ways to implement the watercolor style into their designs. This seemingly monochromatic black and grey ink lighthouse design features just a smidge of color which adds to the allure of the overall design.