There is a common misconception among people that Gothic tattoo designs are exclusively related to the world of death and darkness. However, the truth is that these tattoos can also be as creative, designable, and artistic as you can ever think of. Due to the beauty and appeal of these tattoo designs, more and more people are choosing to wear them.
Varieties of Gothic Tattoos
There are many types of Gothic tattoos which can be simple or ones with highly intricate designs. A good example would be a small dragon on the back of the neck done using black or green ink. In complex tattoos, the designs can be so complicated that it may take time for the watcher to know what all the tattoo is actually made up of. For example, a tattoo which consists of a big colorful dragon or a snake strangling a man who is turn trying to fight back.
Broadly, there are two types of Gothic tattoos; the fantasy ones and the occult ones. The former relate to all fantasy entities such as fairies, dragons, mermaids, vampires, etc., whereas the latter relate to occults of pagan and Wiccan practices such as tarot, pentangle, athame, skulls, ankhs, etc. Therefore, these may include angels, crosses, devils, dragons, fairies, lizards, monsters, scorpions, snakes, etc.
As simple tattoos can be small, they can be made anywhere on or behind the neck, arm, leg, or feet. If you decide to make complicated Gothic designs, you would require some amount of space; such as on the chest, back, whole arm, stomach, etc.
Common Gothic tattoos are a cross which is over decorated, combined with barbed wires and knives, an upside-down sword with a snake crawling to the top, a skull covered with green climbers, a red-colored heart with huge wings but caged in, and a big red dragon. These tattoo designs can even consist of surroundings and settings from the Gothic era such as a horrific castle belonging to the devil.
Gothic portrait tattoos are also famous among tattoo enthusiasts, such as a face of a woman with long hair which consists of small skulls. Some other popular designs are a big skull with hair made in rose flowers, big stars with skulls inside, a blood-thirsty vampire biting a woman, a dragon or the devil bound with a cross, the body of a fairy but the face of a witch, etc. One of the most scary tattoo designs is a big face of the devil, monster, witch, or Dracula with additional details.
There are a variety of Gothic tattoos designs available. To know some more designs, you can simply surf the Internet for good patterns and tattoo combinations that you think would look good on you. Visiting the tattoo store and referring to the designs available is another good option of choosing a suitable design. Moreover, you can also think about your own designs and patterns, and ask the tattoo artist to make it according to how you want.