15 Typical Tattoos With A Cool Twist
Stand out among the rest with some cool tweaks to popular tattoo designs. You'll never look at an infinity tattoo the same way again.
It seems like everybody wants the same tattoos these days. It's just so easy to take a picture off the internet, print it, then bring it to a tattoo artist who would be more than happy to trace it and get you on a chair. That's usually how it works. And it's not really a crime unless you want an exact copy of a custom work—totally not cool. But as mindsets toward tattoos are shifting, people tend to deviate and look into getting custom designs that they can call theirs. Here are some examples of the tattoos your coworker may have but with a twist!
It's go big or go home for this guy. That's definitely true for some tattoos, to be honest.
14. Minimalist design
Everybody seems to be getting line tattoos and black arm bands these days. Rit Kit took a bold vertical line in and filled that in with gorgeous gradients and defining details.
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13. Animal tattoo
You'd be surprised at how much you can squeeze in a microtattoo. Get the regular touch-ups at the ready!
10. Disney characters
Hong Kong-based tattoo artist Mini Lau went 3D-cool with this anaglyph style tattoo of Disney sweetheart, Bambi.
The popular anchor tattoo is almost unrecognizable in this piece by single line tattoo artist, Mo Ganji.
7. Ear tattoos
Ear tattoos are easy places that are difficult to nail. Some tattoo artists make the mistake of using lines that are too bold, making the microtattoo designs look too awkward for such a small area. Tattooist Doy does it right with a subtle, long-stemmed flower
Some might claim that the underboob is the new tramp stamp. We beg to differ. But if you'd really like to keep what's under your shirt original, then you gotta get a bit creative and see what works according to your cup size.
5. Pointillism pieces
Step up your dotwork game a bit with hyperrealistic/3D pointillism pieces. Shading is the key.
Ondrash played up the good ol' skull tattoo with a stippled effect and a fray of colors.
If you're not into oversexualized pinup tattoos that's all steam and no heat, get your artist to add more dimension to your pinup lady.
2. Full-on blackwork
Skilled blackwork artist Balazs Bercsenyi settled for a fade blackwork half-sleeve with the use of lithe pointillism techniques and a classy straight-line cut through all that negative space.
1. Infinity Tattoo
South Korean tattooer Hongdam did a swell job on the hate-targetted infinity tattoo by incorporating modern art-inspired elements in it, maintaining its simplicity yet upping the impact.
In case you are looking for more out-of-the-box tattoo inspiration: