10 Tattoos worth avoiding.
Throughout the long fruitful history of tattooing many trends have come and gone. From the classic traditional military designs that rooted tattoos here in America to the progressive artwork of the industry’s Throughout the long fruitful history of tattooing many trends have come and gone. From the classic traditional military designs that rooted tattoos here in America to the progressive artwork of the industry’s most talented tattooers today. Like all fashion, styles and popularity of what was common subject matter evolved very gradually over the passing generations. With the advent of social media where millions of tattoo concepts are shared daily, this phylogenesis can occur almost over night from a single photo that goes viral on Reddit. If you find a tattoo, sketch, quote or any other photo you feel compelled to have tattooed that’s trending that day on Pintrest, consider the fact that 6 million other people just had the same idea, and the following afternoon half of them stretching across the globe will show up at a local tattoo parlor eager to duplicate the same image. Now with this in mind I would like to provide you with a few suggestions on tattoos worth avoiding if you’re looking for that “unique” tattoo that compliments your individuality. 1: Infinity symbols with a virtuous word or name incorporated in script 2: Shit turning into bird silhouettes. Including, but not limited to feathers and dandelions. 3: Anchors complimented with the words “refuse to sink”… I was under the impression this was common knowledge, but the intended purpose of an anchor is to sink. If you wish to have the quote “refuse to sink” with some artwork, try choosing some more appropriate subject matter, perhaps a buoy. 4: “walk with faith” on your foot… it’s been done… a lot. 5: Water color tattoos. (Tattoos are applied with a machine not a brush. If you like the look of a colorful coffee stain visit your neighborhood Hobby Lobby and pick up some 140lb Strathmore and a set of crayolas) 6: Entire passages from the bible or your favorite poet. (No one is going to stop to read the paragraph you have written on your body, you are not a book) 7: White tattoos. (I have another blog post all about these) 8: Uplifting quotes that you might see on a motivational poster in a high school guidance counselors office or cross stitched in a dusty frame on the shelves of your local thrift store. 9: Quotes including the words “beautiful”forever”love”hope”faith”believe” 10: Any combination of the above listed. Hopefully this list will help some of you abstain from advancing the sum of frequently obtained cliché tattoo ideas.