Tattoos have been around since 3100 BC when they first showed up on the skin of Ötzi the Iceman who came from the Neolithic period. While they were not necessarily mainstream at that time, they have quickly become a way of self-expression, humor, and art. There are many tattoo arts doing simple and delicate tattoos which are a good choice for the first timer. These dainty pieces can be of anything but there are definitely some trends that shining through.
Dainty floral tattoos seem to be all the rage right now. They are popping up all over the place. One of the reasons they are so popular is the fact that they can be small and easily personalized. Each flower has a meaning, be it a rose for friendship or the national flower of a country you have lived. Not only are they beautiful, but they can curl around any part of your body. Fluffy peonies and baby’s breath or some combination of flora are an excellent choice.
The cosmos have long been a source of constant fascination and simple line and dot tattoos are some of the easiest to do and the least painful. A constellation for one’s astrological sign is a nice little reminder of where you are in the world as you look up at the night sky. As well, if you have beauty marks you can play connect the dots and have a tattoo artist incorporate those into your tattoo for a more personal touch.
Tattoos that feature a continuous line, typical of a face have proven to be stylistically beautiful. Often seen on thighs and the back of arms that black ink tattoos are a very contemporary take on the classic tattoo of a face. If you prefer a more abstract, yet minimalist tattoo of someone close to you this is a good option rather than a full-on photograph of someone. Not only is it less intensive, but it will not need to be retouched the same way later on.
Everyone has a quote that speaks deeply to them, maybe it is your native language or another one that sums up perfectly what you feel. Thin cursive has become a popular font for these quotes to be tattooed in, alongside typewriter print. It lends an elegance to the tattoo. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend recently got their families names tattooed on their arms in this style which will only increase its popularity we are sure!