Twenty Great Tattoo Photos

Gone are the days where tattoos were the domain of bikers, sailors, hard rockers, Japanese criminals and ex-cons. Once upon a time to have a tattoo meant you were part of the rogue element. The rough crowd. The outsiders.

Now it's become the norm, fashionable, the 'thing to do'.

It's gone from being rebellious rite to almost being a conformist ritual.

Hollywood's big screen movies probably didn't play a part in the shift of societies view of tattoos as much as television execs and the syndication of serial shows dealing with tattoos being an outlet of art and expression.

Before you'd have to travel miles to get to a tattoo parlor. Now they're popping up like McDonalds franchises. Accountants, pop stars, metrosexuals who the closest thing to sitting on a motorbike is riding a scooter, are the new clientele.

One wonders if any of the new crowd of tattoo bearers have considered the passage of time and the sagging, stretching and slow degradation of the tattoo will look like on on them in 20, 30 or 40 years time.

For now though, they look fresh, detailed and sometimes even fabulous!

Photo by Nadine Wegner
Photo by Nadine Wegner
Photo by jenikahycc
Photo by jenikahycc
Photo by Claudia Meyer
Photo by Claudia Meyer
Photo by Jan Ellerbrock
Photo by Jan Ellerbrock
Photo by varyamo
Photo by varyamo
Photo by varyamo
Photo by varyamo
Photo by Peter Hostermann
Photo by Peter Hostermann
Photo by Margarit Ralev
Photo by Margarit Ralev
Photo by gerard79
Photo by gerard79
Photo by Daniel Peiron
Photo by Daniel Peiron
Photo by Arlen Roche
Photo by Arlen Roche
Photo by Spencer Britton
Photo by Spencer Britton
Photo by Nadine Wegner
Photo by Nadine Wegner
Photo by Paul Alexander
Photo by Paul Alexander
Photo by Bo de Visser
Photo by Bo de Visser
Photo by rokla
Photo by rokla
Photo by Matias Cisi
Photo by Matias Cisi
Photo by Sarah Avayou
Photo by Sarah Avayou
Photo by Scott Snyder
Photo by Scott Snyder
Photo by Patryk AKA Costa
Photo by Patryk AKA Costa

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Die Hard Tattoo
Die Hard Tattoo

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