Tattoos

Tattooists On the Tattoos People Will Regret in a Decade – VICE

Summary

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If you want a “fashionable” tattoo, you’re caught in a bind: trends are temporary, but tattoos last forever.

Take, for example, the scene tattoos of the 2000s. Blue and red swallows on collarbones may have racked up the reblogs on tumblr, but they’re hardly in-demand now. Likewise, the Deathly Hallows symbol has aged very poorly – obviously. And woe betide anyone who ever decided to get a meme like “RIP Harambe” etched into their skin.<…….

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If you want a “fashionable” tattoo, you’re caught in a bind: trends are temporary, but tattoos last forever.

Take, for example, the scene tattoos of the 2000s. Blue and red swallows on collarbones may have racked up the reblogs on tumblr, but they’re hardly in-demand now. Likewise, the Deathly Hallows symbol has aged very poorly – obviously. And woe betide anyone who ever decided to get a meme like “RIP Harambe” etched into their skin.

If you like the look of your tattoo, of course, who gives a fuck if it goes “out of style”. Still, it’s fair to say that it’s not unheard of for people to regret a previously on-trend tat years later. So how can you stop yourself from falling into this trap? Which popular tattoos today are doomed to become naff in the future?

I spoke to some tattooists to get their take on the current tattoo trends that people will come to regret in a decade’s time.

Lucie, 24: ‘Really small tattoos with really thin lines’

More and more people want really small tattoos, and tattoos with really thin lines. I’ve had to turn down lots of people who want tattoos which are too small and with lots of tiny detail, as they just don’t look good in the long run when the ink inevitably spreads out in the skin.

I’ve also noticed a lot of people wanting things like snakes, dragons, butterflies, suns and moons. I’ve also seen a trend for red ink tattoos. I definitely think red ink tattoos will go out of style eventually. I feel like this became popular as it had a bit of an edgy, unique look to it – and although I do think these look nice, black ink looks much cleaner and sharp to me. I think people may start thinking the same soon.

Some of the tattoos I’ve mentioned will go in and out of style throughout the years, as with anything – but honestly I don’t think it matters. If you like something and want something, then go for it.

Ben, 28: ‘Blackwork may have a time limit’

I’d say 50 percent of my clients are students, and at the end of the day they’re …….

Source: https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5qpj9/tattooists-on-the-tattoos-people-will-regret-in-a-decade