How to Design a Couples’ Tattoo

There’s more than one way to celebrate your relationship, but few things allow you to be as creative as the good old fashioned couples’ tattoo. Getting tattooed together can be a great experience for a couple, but first, you need the design of your couples’ tattoo. Deciding on what kind of design you want that will signify your relationship isn’t a complicated process. We break it down for you right here, so that you can easily come up the ultimate inspiration for your unique couples’ tattoo design.

Read on to see what questions you need to ask yourselves, and where you can take inspiration from.

15 Couple Tattoos You’ll Fall in Love With

There are many different ways for couples to publicly express their love and commitment, and they aren’t all about wedding rings. For these 15 couples, it’s permanently flaunting their love to the world through body art. We found some of the best, most creative couples’ tattoo designs and put them together in one list, to help with your inspiration. Check out the top 15 couple tattoos online.

Tattoo Wedding Rings: A Bad Ass Way to Express Your Love

These days, more and more people are abandoning tradition and opting for a new way to honor love commitments: with a wedding band tattoo. In a world of people who are increasingly fond of tattoos, it’s really no surprise that they’ve become a trend for wedded couples. People love many aspects of the tattoo wedding ring, from its aesthetic and distinctiveness, to its cost and practicality. Even celebrities are hopping on board with this trend, including Jay-z and Beyonce, who have roman numerals, as well as Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine, who both have a triple dot sequence.

Dealing with the Unforeseen: Accident Related Scar Tattoos

Accidents: no one expects them, they happen at the least convenient times, and they’re incredibly annoying. They leave their mark in a number of ways, the most noticeable of which is a scar.

Scars can be physical or emotional and hiding them can seem like the best option. But, as tattoos become more popular, people are choosing a different approach to their scars; to adorn them with ink. Honoring life’s strange and freaky moments with a tattoo helps people say, “Hey! I survived and I’m going to share my story with the world”. We put together a collection of wild, and occasionally funny, personal accounts of people’s stories, and the scar tattoos that came with them.

Read on, and see how these folks fared when life gave them lemons!

How to Design a Tattoo That Works with Your Scars

Designing a tattoo around your scar can be a challenge. But, it can also make an exceptional and meaningful tattoo design. When you’re creating a design, you need to work with your scar’s unique boundaries to find something that fits. Another important consideration is the difference between scar tissue and normal skin. Scars hold ink differently than normal skin, and that means your tattoos may turn out differently.

I Can’t Go On; I’ll Go On: Semicolon Tattoos

A semicolon is a grammatical tool that separates similar ideas in major sentence elements, but it’s meaning can be much more than that literal definition. A semicolon also symbolizes a pause, which is useful in all walks of life, outside of grammar. As a tattoo, semicolons have a few different meanings, all of which are powerful to those who have them. It’s a very personal denotation for people who choose to have this design inked onto them, so we asked to hear the stories of some of our readers. This is what we learned about semicolon tattoos.
Semicolon Tattoo Example Photo: Tattoo Hive

Scar Tattoos on Pro Athletes

Scars are a part of life. We all get into accidents, and some of us eventually need surgeries, too. But, the important question is: how do you choose to see your scar? Do you see it as a flaw, or do you see it as a mark of character?

Embracing Your Skin: Post-Surgery Scar Tattoos

The human body is, at once, a shockingly fragile and amazingly strong organism. The possibilities of things that could go wrong with it are endless, but its ability to heal is almost miraculous.

Though we may feel invincible at times, many of us undergo surgery at some point in our lives. It’s a true feat to come out of surgery as a healthy person. This is especially the case with major organ operations. And that’s why many people choose to honor their surgery scars with a tattoo. We gathered some interesting personal stories from people who got post-surgery scar tattoos, and we also spoke with some tattoo artists who’ve had the opportunity to tattoo scarred clients.

9 Amazing Tattoos Highlighting Scars and Birthmarks

Nearly everyone has a scar from some kind of injury or another, and many of us have some kind of birthmark. They’re so incredibly common, but we have a tendency to feel ashamed of any imperfections or blemishes on our skin. Well, no more! We found some kickass scar and birthmark tattoos that not only highlight these areas, but embrace them fully. These are our top 9.

2017 Tattoo Trends vs Our Predictions

At the beginning of 2017, we made a handful of predictions about which trends would emerge throughout the year. Now that we’re at the end of the year, we’ve seen what actually happened. Our own predictions said that we’d see more micro tattoos, watercolor, trash polka, and ‘artsy’ designs. Part of our reasoning went like this: if more women are getting tattoos, and more people in general are getting tattoos, then we’re likely going to see an influx of feminine designs and purely aesthetic tattoos as opposed to ones that mark your fringe position in society. We’ve picked out 9 trends that emerged in 2017 and offer our speculations on why they’ve become a sign of the time.