Tattoos are interesting because you can get so creative with it, the ideas are limitless. You can literally get anything tattooed on your body. But a lot of the time people don’t know what to get as their first tattoo, so they get something small and something most people have. We are going to list the top 10 most popular types of tattoos people get.
1. Tribal – Everyone loves this type of design. It might not be the same exact tribal tattoo but it has some resemblance. Not sure what makes it so interesting, maybe it’s that savage type of look.
2. Cross – This is very close to the tribal tattoo, it is extremely popular. Not just for goths, but mostly popular with people that are religious. They want to show off their cross to show how committed they are to god or to their religion. A lot of people that are Irish get the cross, it’s extremely popular with the Irish.
3. Stars – Most people that are just getting a tattoo get a small star. They don’t know what they want but they want a tattoo. Since they don’t know what kind of tattoo they want, they get something small so if they made a mistake it’s not a huge mistake.
4. Names/R.I.P. – I feel like this should be higher on the list because you always see people with names on their body. Most of the time its a loved one or a family member that has passed away and they want to honor them by getting their name inked on their body. This is extremely popular because even people that don’t get tattoos at all still want to remember the ones that passed away, so they get RIP tattoo.
5. Angels – Angels are very popular with women and people who are religious. You can get very creative with angel tattoos to represent the kind of person you are.
6. Asian Lettering/Kanji – I personally don’t understand this, but people like to get their name or a saying/phrase in a different language. Sometimes its not a name or phrase and its just a symbol of what you represent. This category could be the same as Names/RIP but most of the time it is a saying or phrase. People getting their first tattoo usually get this done because it doesn’t need to be large or noticeable.
7. Lion/Tiger – I know many people with a lion tattoo, they were very popular in the 80′s and 90′s. Still popular today, when someone gets a lion inked on their body it represents strong, brave, and fearless individual.
8. Butterfly – Butterfly’s are extremely popular with females. The females that usually don’t get a bunch of tattoos will get a butterfly. It’s cute, small, and nothing crazy. They won’t feel like their being judged by getting this small and harmless tattoo.
9. Skull – Skulls are popular with males. It shows how tough they are and show no weakness. Again, its popular among people that are just getting their first tattoo.
10. Eagle – Eagles are popular among people that want to show how proud they are of their country (America). It usually is popular among men and women that have served in the military.
If you think there is other types of tattoos that are popular that we missed, add it in the comments below. We will make sure to update our list on our next post!