Tattoos continue to gain ground. What previously represented a taboo or was even frowned upon by many people, nowadays marking oneself with ink is a normal, daily and even highly demanded action.
It is increasingly common to see a person with a tattoo, even if it is the smallest and most hidden.
Men, women, and young people have immersed themselves in this type of body art. Adorning their arms, hands, and necks, among others, with either black or color designs.
Let’s learn a little more about this trend that´s on the rise and continues to attract fans of all kinds.
The tattoo is a way of adding paint to our body through the printing with the ink of some drawing, design or figure directly on the skin, using tiny and fine needles responsible for scraping the outermost or superficial layer.
And inject the paint and leave the mark permanently.
Evidence of the origin of tattoos is quite old. And mummies with markings dating back to 2000 BC have been found.
The mummy known as the Iceman was found in 1991 in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps, showing 77 tattoos on his body (68 on the wrist, 2 on the lower back, 5 on the right leg, and 2 on the left).
Religious belief was inclined to the theory that tattoos were linked to the cult of the dead. Because the ink with which these designs were made was based on cremated ashes.
The tattoo can be done in any area or part of the body. But there are several that are the most common and requested:
Hands, wrists, and forearms
They are the most common areas to get a tattoo.
And the ideal ones in case you want to hide or cover it with clothes or choose a specific part that does not give it clear visibility.
Flowers, minimalist figures, and words in different fonts are the most common in these areas.
If you are a woman, you should try to choose a small and simple design that is very defined, clean, and delicate.
Since large drawings could visually widen your shoulders.
Another area that has become popular is that of the fingers on the outside or inside.
This part of the hand is receiving a lot of attention among tattoo lovers, with minimalist trends being preferred for capture here.
Plus, they are easy to hide if you wish.
From the thighs to the bottom of the calves.
This is another place where we frequently see the presence of ink decorating our body, being conducive to large-size tattoos.
More specifically, in the ankle area, it is conducive to allowing small figures, lines, and inscriptions, among others of this same style, to be drawn without overloading this part of the body, which is small.
As long as it is in lines or minimalist, it is well received.
Because it is in the collarbone area, which is usually associated with elegance and is highly visible.
And therefore attracts a lot of attention.
Another area that has become popular is the chest or breasts.
Especially on one side, bordering the lower part of the breast delicately.
So, we recommend selecting a design that is not so large or covers so much space.
And on the contrary, choose tattoos of lines, leaves, birds, and flowers, among others of the same style.
Ideal for small or moderately visible tattoos.
As well as, it is common to see that this area is decorated with a tattoo to cover scars.
So, we can even find colored ink in it.
The favorite place for large tattoos or those that cover a long space.
Complete phrases are usually found from the nape to the lower back or derrière.
Also, finding at the end, specifically in the part of the coccyx, an area par excellence to give life to a tattoo.
Especially by women who opt for tribal or butterflies commonly.
Only for the brave is to get a tattoo on the neck due to its high sensitivity.
Behind the ears and the nape of the neck are the most common areas of the neck where we can find a tattoo.
But yes, make it as minimalist, small, and delicate as possible, so it does not produce a negative visual impact.
Trends in tattoos for this 2022
Tattoos do not escape trends. Although it is a very personal decision, and in many cases, the figure or image that is drawn is associated with someone with emotional, personal significance, children, or relatives whom you want to honor. It is no less true that, on occasions, there is a type of design that usually becomes fashionable. Since we see it repeated among several people in a standard period of time. For this reason, to attend tattoos to trends, let´s find out which ones will dominate this year.
The color has won a game in recent years.
It is more common today to see both large and small tattoos, with touches of color and in a watercolor style.
So, in 2022, this trend will continue to be valid and highly requested.
A popular trend is to recreate artists’ pieces in ink on the skin.
Simple tattoos are no longer enough to satisfy the most demanding and extravagant tastes.
So, if you like a particular work, you know you can capture it on your skin and immortalize it.
Less visible tattoos
And it is not because of modesty.
But because, in many cases, people already have so many tattoos on their bodies that they are inclined to apply ink to less visible parts.
That is, it is a matter of space and place to do a new one.
It´s not a new trend since geometric figures always have a fixed space in preferences when choosing a tattoo design.
And in 2022, they will continue to be among the favorites when turning on the needles.
The Lettering Continues
Phrases, single words, in cursive or print, are here to stay.
It has captivated the tastes of those who love tattoos and will continue to reign in the preferences of many.
Since it is minimalist, minimally invasive, and looks elegant and aesthetically pleasing.
Black still dominates
Yes, we talked about color and watercolors at the beginning. However, black tattoos will continue to be king when selecting the ink we will apply. Black is a classic in every way, and here in the world of tattooing, it is no exception. Therefore, the color black will never go out of style and will always be the first choice.
At the time of tattooing, creativity and taste are what will define the result. So be inspired by your preferences, consider trends, and choose safely before taking the plunge. Remember that it is a decision for your entire life. And the important thing is to select a design you will always like and want to have.