Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves.
― Charles Darwin
― Charles Darwin
This famous quote proves that tattoo making was a form of art known to man since ancient times. It was popular in the ancient Egypt, Greece, and many other parts of the world. It regained popularity in the 20th century, and today, tattooing is one of the most popular form of art in the world. It is equally popular among men and women of all age groups.
Now that many celebrities are found sporting different tattoo designs, its fame has reached new heights. If you wish to have a perfect (and non-controversial) permanent tattoo, then you can go for those designs that are already popular, as they are safer options.
Most Popular Tattoos
Although tattooing is equally popular among men and women, there are certain designs that are meant for men or for women as they appear masculine or feminine respectively.
The heart is one of the most popular and recognizable symbols in the world which stands for love. The heart also symbolizes commitment, relationship, passion, etc.
Therefore, if you are in love and wish to express your love for your beloved, you can go for the heart tattoo. There are several design options available in case of heart tattoos like the bleeding heart, the heart with the dagger, heart with wings, etc. This design is usually made on the chest, upper arm or back of the neck.
One may not be aware, but, the butterfly is a symbolic tattoo design. The modest looking butterfly is associated with deeper meanings like freedom, transformation, metamorphosis, change, etc.
In the earlier times, the nautical star was used by sailors to seek directions. Today the nautical star tattoo is believed to guide the wearer in life. It also stands for good luck and good fortune.
Zodiac tattoos have gained a lot of popularity in the recent years. Every zodiac sign has a particular symbol or glyph associated with it which can be used as a tattoo design.
The dragon is one of the awe-inspiring creatures found in mythical stories and folk literature. It symbolizes power, might, strength, leadership, etc.
Flowers are feminine designs so, flower tattoos are favored by women. There are thousands of varieties of flowers, one has an endless options and no chances of repetition.
Apart from these, cross, Koi fish, sun and moon, etc., are some other famous tattoo designs. One of the advantages of going for these tattoos is that they never go out of fashion. Lastly, one should remember that permanent tattoo making and removal is a painful process and hence, one needs to put in a lot of thought before going for it. Good luck!