Even though most of them are timeless and they stay forever on your skin, different tattoo trends and designs are coming out every year. The world of the tattoo art is one of the most interesting modern industries, so there is no surprise that its innovations are creative and numerous. With this in mind, here are some of the most popular tattoo trends you might want to look out for in 2016.
Sure, we live in a world of full sleeve tattoos and elaborate tattoo designs, but why should it be like this? Just think about it, some people just want to enhance their skin by adding a colorful and vivid ink image on it. Others, however, care only about the idea. Those interested in the message that a particular tattoo sends are more likely to go with minimalism. A few simple lines can sometimes tell a story as complex as a tattoo which was made for 16 straight hours. Seeing how every single one of these art pieces has its own sentimental value, there is no reason for this not to be so.
As kids, we all tried at least once to create as interesting image as possible with a single line. Well, some tattoo artists came to the same idea recently and this resulted in some of the most daring creations this art-form has ever seen. Needless to say, this design is also close to minimalism, with two major differences. The first one is the fact that minimalist tattoos are usually not that big, while one line tattoos can cover the entire torso. The second difference is that minimalist tattoos more often come in color than single line ones do.
Anyone who follows the world of modern photography knows that double exposure images are rapidly gaining on popularity. However, these images are much harder to make on one’s skin than in the digital format. While they mostly come in black, white and different nuances of gray (mostly because of the artistic expression), it is not that uncommon to encounter a full color one. Unfortunately, this technique is particularly hard to work with, so make sure only to entrust such project to the most skilled and renowned tattoo artists.
Not so long ago, in the era of the great Picasso, Cubism was the word on everyone’s lips. Since then, a lot of people have unjustly forgotten about this particular visual art movement, so it was high time it was brought back to life. In 2016, however, it is not being brought back by painters, but by tattoo artists. Because of the live colors the artists use, there is a belief that these particular tattoos look better on a female body, but most of theseCubist tattoosare better described as unisex.
The Look of the Orient
Finally, in the last decade or so, there is a growing interest on the western hemisphere for all things Japanese. Teen population is becoming obsessed with anime and mangas, same as their parents once were while the legendary miniseriesShogunwas on the air. However, there are those interested in Japanese culture even outside of the silver screen. The best example of this is a fact that some of thebestJapanese tattoosout there are taking over the interest of people by storm.
The world of art is volatile at very best and, every few years, there is a major turmoil. Seeing how tattoos are no less of an art form, it doesn’t come as a surprise that we have new trends to follow every year. Still, no matter how simple the design may look, a keen eye can always see these subtle changes that constantly emerge.