Tattoos have exploded in popularity over the past few decades. Body art was often associated with fringe groups and subcultures, but is now very popular. The whole industry is growing as more and more people tattoo. In this field, we not only revitalize existing designs, but also attract talented artists who develop new designs. Tattoo art, like any other type of art or fashion, has its own set of trends. If you are considering getting a tattoo, you should be aware of some of the trends that are trying to dominate 2022.
It’s a tattoo trend we didn’t see coming. Nonetheless, it’s here and we expect it to only continue to thrive in 2022. Get ready to see more black lightning bolt tattoos that put a modern spin on the traditional lightning bolt than we are used to seeing.
Tribal is back but in a whole new way. Instead of the chunky black sleeves we’re used to seeing, Tribal got a modern makeover. Expect to see cuter, more delicate and more abstract tribal tattoos in 2022.
Another tattoo trend that is making a comeback is tramp stamps. That’s right, they’ve come full circle! Expect to see some of the same tramp stamp images you’re used to, i.e. butterflies and tribals, but 2022 tramp stamps will lean towards thin lines and soft shadows.
Over the past few years tattoo artists have mastered some of the most difficult textures known to man. One of these textures is holographic. Nailing holographic tattoos is no small feat, but expect to see a lot more in 2022.
FINE ART AND POP CULTURE MASHUPS
Micro-tattooing is an entity unto itself, and it can seem like its best artists are constantly outdoing themselves with increasingly inventive ideas. One of the most exciting trends we’ve seen emerge is the blending of fine art with pop culture icons. From Van Gogh to Picasso to Frida Kahlo, expect to see history’s best painters mixed in with Disney, Marvel and other famous cartoon characters.
HAND COLOR TATTOOS
Hand tattoos have become very popular in recent years. During this time, we saw new techniques and styles emerge, including fully saturated colors. Bring on the shiny baby!
While minimalism will still be popular in 2022, we’re glad the maximalists have their time to shine. Neon colors, bold images and psychedelic vibes will be very present throughout the year.