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Tattoo Art Ideas

Updated on July 26, 2014

Tattoo Art Ideas: Where To Look

If you are in search of some tattoos and just need help in general, then there are many online sites that deal with tattoo art and have loads of inspiring tattoos that you could use or mix and match for inspiration if you want to get a tattoo or if you just need a bit of inspiration to draw some new tattoo art.

Tattoos have become more popular than ever with more and more tattooists setting up shop to compete against other tattoo shops in local areas and online that trend has increased with more and more tattoo gallery sites being created to cater for the need of collectors, people wanting certain tattoos and anyone else who may deal in tattoo art such as tattooists themselves.

The online world has certainly made it easier for artists to put up their own artwork in the form of tattoo galleries and online tattoo portfolios and it's the internets contribution that has doubled the increase of tattoo brand awareness of specialized artists and even programs like Miami Ink, LA Ink and London Ink to some extent have boosted the popularity of getting inked across all social divides.

Even some of the tattoo membership sites are worth looking into like TattooMeNow and Chopper Tattoos, although you have to pay for them, they do provide adaquate gallery resources, but even if you come into contact with existing tattooists you can see their work for free as they'll have their own tattoo libraries in their shops in books and poster frames to flick through and I recommend seeing your local tattooists and having a talk with them too, because you could get some advice and even maybe pitch them your tattoo design idea that you may want, who better to ask than an artist who does that for a living.

Online forums are the best place to also make contacts with artists and other people who may make certain recommendations about tattoo designers and other places to find some unique tattoo art, forums like and the Tattoo Forum are a good place to start, but you may find other forum communities that you prefer to interact with.

Actually if you have good access to the internet, the internet may be all you need, but offline there are tattoo conventions and a whole load of other official gatherings to get that tattoo you want, you''ll know when you come across the right design when you see it.

Good luck with your tattoo hunting and make sure you get a good tattooist in the end, because all that hard work browsing the galleries here and there means nought if you get a bad tattooist, so evaluate and get a tattoo based on recommendations you trust.

Dragon Tattoo Idea

Dragon tattoo art idea.    Image taken from copyright 2010.
Dragon tattoo art idea. Image taken from copyright 2010.

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Tattoo Art Image from Copyright 2009.
Tattoo Art Image from Copyright 2009.

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Koi fish tattoo idea design.    Image taken from copyright 2010.
Koi fish tattoo idea design. Image taken from copyright 2010.

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    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      That is a really good tip there. Thanks and cheers!

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      6 years ago

      A method I use to draw a good idea is to draw opposites. I saw a NFL football player with barbed wire and butterflies. It wasn't something I would get, but it caught my eye. I wondered why and realized the fragile beauty of the butterflies starkly contrasted with the harsh danger of barbed wire. I have one of a demon and two hearts and it is striking.

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      8 years ago

      very true genie...i couldnt agree more

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      8 years ago

      This girl got a tattoo best of her years looking damn good. big deal she might be saggy or fat by 50, but this is work of beautiful art and I'm sure she has a lot of years to enjoy a sexy back tattoo before she has to worry about that. Its totally worth it....

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      Wayne Tully 

      9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yep that's the only thing really and perhaps the main reason why I haven't got any tattoos yet, although I want one I always think of tattoos fading as we get older and what once looked good will just look blurred and horrible, I guess you could get it re-done, but that would be more expense and yes she would put a bit of weight on and her tattoos could fade......

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      You see the girl at the start of this hub looks fab to me although I do not like Tattoos. Will she though when she is fat or scraggy and 50?


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