Posts Tagged Tattoo Designs
Marine tattoo designs are usually represented by a bulldog. The bulldog is actually the mascot of the marine corps, which became adopted as their mascot when the German soldiers they were fighting against referred to the marines as teufel hunden or “devil dogs”. This was attributed to their remarkable fighting ability.
If you feel connected in some way to the U.S Marines or even if you are just a fan of a bulldog, this could be the tattoo for you.
Military tattoos are tattoos that incorporate the army, navy or airforce logos. Military tattoo designs represent a branch of the military, such as the U.S Navy or U.S Air Force or a particular military operation.
Just focusing on the United States military, there are particular images associated with the Navy, the Air Force and the Marines, and so on.
The United States Navy is usually associated with an anchor, and it’s sometimes represented with stars or an American flag. One United States Airforce image is the American Eagle, as it represents flight and is also the symbol of the USA.
Military tattoos are usually colorful, and the image is very positive and pleasant to look at. Unique military tattoos are a way for soldiers to commemorate a meaningful part of their life.
Some militray tattoos are called military tag tattoos or ‘dog tag’ tattoos and they usually represent a military operation such as a code name and logo.
A wrist band tattoo is just like an armband tattoo except it is placed around the wrist. It’s a great idea especially if you want to adorn a permanent bracelet and you find jewellery annoying.
A wristband tattoo is usually a repeated pattern that features alot of linework and wraps all the way round the wrist. The design can be in any style or color, but today what is extremely popular is tribal wristband tattoos.
Tribal designs are extremely popular because a few years ago there was an explosion of tribal armband tattoos. They are a great tattoo for the wrist because their designs are easy to wrap around the wrist. Tribal tattoos work really well as a band and can include just a design or even a name or tribal image like a heart or a cross in the design.
This video titled: ‘How to Choose a Tattoo That’s Right for You’ is quite funny and definitely worth watching. It is a great little video that will help you along with your journey of finding a tattoo design that you will feel comfortable with and that is unique to you. Check it out!
Don’t forget to check out some of the online printable tattoo sites that will help you find that special design!
Here is a good video snippet of Shotsie Gorman, who is one of the most known and successful Tattoo artists in the USA. Shotsie talks about how to decide on a tattoo design.
Tattoos are becomming more and more popular in todays world, and why shouldn’t they be poular. They express who you are, make a statement, are a fashion accessory and are beautiful form of art.
There are 3 main places to find a great printable tattoo design to express yourself. Let’s have a look at 3 ways to find some great designs.
1) Tattoo Magazines
Their are lots of tattoo magazines on news stands that you can purchase to get inspiration for a design. One great magazine is ‘Inked’. They always seem to feature celebrities with tattoos which can always give you some great ideas. Further to magazines on newstands you can look at online magazines. ‘Inked’ now has an online version of there magazine which could be great to subscribe to. Just head over to http://www.inkedmag.com/ and check it out. You can even do a Google search for online magazines if you prefer to view things online instead of in hard copy.
2) Tattoo Parlours
All tattoo parlors have a large range of tattoo flash on display for you to choose from. This can somewhat be limiting as it’s usually the designs by that particular tattoo artist who owns the studio, and you might not see a whole lot of different tattoo styles. But if this is what suits you and you like their designs, this might suffice. When deciding to get a tattoo from a parlor always ask ‘Do you have references for your work?’ just to make sure they are reputable and are good at their craft. Also ask the costs, as this is sometimes overlooked.
3) Online Galleries
One of the best places to find an awesome printable tattoo design is the internet. It’s so vast and wide that it’s pretty obvious that the internet is the best place in my opinion to find great inspirational designs. When you strat looking on the internet for designs, I suggest to first do some research on what type of design you would like, as this allows you to narrow down your search and make it easier for you to make a decision on what design to look for.
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