Popular Tattoos: Classics Or Clichés?
It's not because it is trend.. that you can't get your personal twist on popular tattoos.
Tattoo art is all about open-mindness. At least, it should be. When they can bitch about others' tattoos, even tattooed people are happy to do it. They often forget two important things... First, the saying "Your body, your choice". It is not your body so why bothering if the ink is too cliché?
And secondly, we are always complaining about non-tattooed people badmouthing our tattoos. So why are we doing the same with our pears? There's a lot of talking about so-called cliché tattoos. Yes, there are trends and popular tattoos. Tattoo artists are sick of clients asking for something "really unique", just for them, with Pinterest's references...
But how can we call skull tattoos a classic, and another design a cliché? Oh, because it is on a woman? On a white woman? On a white hipster woman? These terms are clichés themselves. Everyone is unique. And if someone is willing to have ink that looks like popular tattoos, it's their choice. Perhaps the meaning is REALLY strong and deep for them.
Some popular tattoos can be given a very unique twist with creative tattoo artists and styles. If you want a tattoo but you're afraid to fall into the cliché section of tattoo websites, stop being afraid. It's not a cliché: it's a classic. And it means the world to you.
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The pieces featured in this article are part of the most popular tattoos of the decade. But if they inspire you, we think it's cool. If not, click on another article and celebrate the diversity that makes tattooing a gorgeous art form.