Popular international tattoo styles
Celtic tattoos: Celtic tattooing has become by far one of the most popular designs for tattoos. From their complex crosses, an knot-work the early celts displayed them on metal, jewelry, and weapons. Most Celtic designs are taken from Irish manuscripts. Celtic knots, one of the most popular, are usually loops with no end or beginning, which in Celtic traditions symbolizes the never ending cycle of death and rebirth. Zoomorphic (Celtic animal) designs are usually fairly similar , but the lines end in the feet, heads, and tails. Celtic tattoos has become the ideal design for people with Celtic, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh heritage. However, tackling this style of tattoo can be daunting for some tattoo artists, it requires an eye for detail and uniformity.
Chinese Tattoos: Much like Celtic tattoos, Chinese
tattoos, particularly dragons and kanji.
In transition to the Japanese style tattoos, I would like to stop for a moment and discuss Kanji tattoos. Kanjis are oriental inspired tattoos, and are by far one of the more popular walk-in tattoos. However, many kanji tattoos go regretted due to the mis-translation of meaning. Though, most kanji’s on flash sheets say words beneath them you aren’t able to translate the symbols directly into the English language. It is important to first do some research before getting any tattoo, even spur of the whim tattoos.
Japanese Tattoos: Once again, much like the Chinese dragons, Japanese tattoos are gaining steam in popularity. The more common tattoos would be Koi fish, as they usually help represent rebirth, and change. Dragons, the phoenix, tigers, and many other designs. There are many tattoo artists these days that specialize in the oriental styles of tattoos, of which tend to be more of an elaborate, and vibrant tattoo style.
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