TATTOO TRENDS FOR 2016
Tattoos! Yes! They’ve been trending for a few years now and we can’t be happier! This specific and absolutely gorgeous body art is not only a wonderful decoration on one’s body but, more importantly – it’s an amazing way of self-expression and a person’s chance to mark something important and true to them only.
While tattoos have become a huge trend and plenty are practicing it for decorative reasons, we are happy to know that there are still those who genuinely ink their skin, making that tattoo a milestone of their life.
Still, the purpose of this article is to examine the tattoo craze a bit and focus on tattoo trends that will dominate all throughout 2016; also, we’ll definitely pay closer attention to one trend in particular – the ‘blackout tattoo’ trend sweeping the internet!
What tattoo trends to look forward to in 2016?
For all of you who’ve been on top of the tattoo scene you already know that colorful sleeves and cartoon characters killed it in 2015! While black and white tattoos used to be the thing back in the day, colorful tattoos now took over and everyone seemed to go for it.
In 2016 we can expect the black and white dominating over colorful; no, nothing is regressing as there’ll still be plenty of choices in colors as well but it seems like closer attention will be focused on the black and white combinations, as well as full body coverage. Intricate design similar to Henna tattoos with a twist will definitely be the choice for those elegant girls with an edge and guys who are trying out something different. And guess what? The tiny tattoo trend which was popular among celebrities throughout last year is going to be totally overshadowed by the bold, huge, full-body tattoos.
Some usual body art trends will be popular in 2016 also just as they were in the years prior – skulls, bats, quotes (preferably in a foreign, exotic language like Arabic, Sanskrit, Japanese, Chinese…), roses (or other flowers), feathers and dream catchers (for all the Boho girls out there).
What exactly s the blackout tattoo trend?
Blackout or blackwork design tattoo trend is the trend of covering your body with massive, black-tinted areas; from our point of view, the trend is new and fresh, however – it’s actually influenced by Polynesian graphic art and their original tattoos as well as graphic art. It’s exotic, it’s daring, it’s edgy – and by all means painful. Covering almost all of your body in inc surely is a commitment and before you fall for the trend you need to be sure it’s what you really want to do. While we can’t help but fall in love with it, it’s still not us under the needle!
If I opt for getting a tattoo in 2016, where should I get it done?
When you decide to have a tattoo – whether it be a regular one or several (or even the blackwork) – it’s important to go to professional and certified tattoo artists, as, after all – the tattoo you are doing is going to stick for life and you want it done properly. Adverts are great, but gathering your information on the best tattoos done in Sydney or any other city (depending on your location) is through word of mouth marketing, that is – ask around and talk to your friends who have already had tattoos done. Experience is the best point of reference!
We are total lovers and supporters of tattoos, and we’d always advise following your instincts and getting something beautiful and meaningful inked on your skin. However – you don’t want to regret your choices. Make sure you get properly informed before you do anything! Good luck!