In todays world, tattoos in general are very popular among all kinds of poeple and we see fantastic artwork all the time. But, some designs are more popular than others. Celebrities often start trends, sometimes we see them in magizines, others on TV. To date, here are the top 20 most popular tattoo designs:
Tribal artwork offers a large variety of designs to choose from, which maybe is why its so popular? They come from many different cultures, are intricate, and have many forms of artwork.
Stars have been a popular tattoo trend for a couple years now...and are still going strong!
Cross tattoos are popular with goths and religious people. The most popular cross designs are the Celtic Cross (shown above), Maltese Cross, and the Iron Cross.
Angels are also very popular religious artwork and hold many religious meanings in different cultures.
Wings are both a spiritual and magical tattoo to have. There are many legends and myths for wings and other symbols include speed, elevation, and freedom.
Maori tattoos are probably the most famous of all tribal tattoo deigns. According to Maori mythology, tattooing started with a love affair between a young man by the name of Mataora and a young princess of the underworld by the name of Niwareka. This style started in New Zealand and has been seen on celebrities like Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson (above).
Dragons are a symbol of power and mystery. Chinese style dragons are some of the most popular dragon selections.
Phoenix tattoos symbolize ones wishes for immortality. Who dosen't want to live forever?
This is one of the most popular chioses among women. It is said that Mariah Carey made the butterfly tat a trend. Butterflys represent beauty, metamorphosis, freedom, happiness, and fragility.
Another female trend, I think.
Lions symbolize strength and leadership. Lion tattoos are probably more common on men.
12. Celtic Knots
A Celtic knot symbolizes the eternal and intertwined nature of the human soul. They are usually in the form of a armband.
Kanji is a form of Japanese writing. Okay, so most of the time, you have no clue what the hell they mean, but they're still really cool.
Like the lion, the tiger is a symbol of strength. Because of the distinctive coloring of the tiger, it makes for a very attractive and appealing design.
Roses symbolize things such as beauty, deception, femininity, love, or even passion and lust.
Dose this one really need a explanation?! It symbolizes life, love, and passion.
Zodiac tattoos are popular mostly because everyone can personally relate to them. Your Zodiac represents who you are.
The skull is a recurrent symbol in tattoos due to its unique appearance. Scary scull tats can be a badass tat depending on the artwork.
There are a great deal of different flowers to choose from, which can make a flower tattoo unique and special to the person getting one, despite them being so popular.
20. Pin-up Girls
Beautiful girls never go out of style, do they? These tattoos are proof of that. Pin-up girl tattoos are very popular among males, but there are still women who sport these tattoos.
Would you ever get one of these tattoos? Do you already have one?