Taz. Nautical Stars. Feathers with birds. Dandelions. Infinity symbols. Barbed wire arm bands. There’s probably hundreds of designs that you just wish you never had to see again. Having covered up hundreds of tattoos I can tell you what will almost certainly be a future cover up. Those trendy Pinterest tattoos of little birds and infinities, for example. I’m pretty certain in 15-20 years there’s going to be a rush of covering them. Not every tattoo is a keeper. Sometimes you choose to do something that you eventually grow out of. This is why it’s important to really think about your tattoo design. Is it going to be something you’ll love forever?
Well, if you’re asking yourself that question about your next tattoo. Don’t worry. We have you covered! Here are our top four timeless tattoo designs that will never go out of style.
You really can’t go wrong with flowers. They are the pinnacle of a timeless tattoo design. There are just so many different ways you can draw them that there’s bound to be a design you like. My first tattoo was flowers, simply because it was the only thing I could come up with that I decided I would never truly hate. While the design is rather poor (my own fault for not researching the artist first). There’s nothing wrong with it!
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Old School Style Tattoos
Traditional tattoos that go back to when sailors used them as identification marks, reminders from home, or as a way to remember places they travelled to had a very specific style. Traditional tattoos have a simple black outline and simple colors. The style has lasted for a hundred years or more and has yet to go out of style – I’d call that a true timeless tattoo design, if ever there were one! That’s quite impressive, and in fact, it’s the only style which hasn’t become dated. Even the New School designs of the late 90’s and the Neo Traditional of today will no doubt be defining moments in tattoo history. But it’s unlikely they will ever have the same appeal as true Old School designs.
As much as everyone hates name tattoos these have been around as long as Old School tattooing or longer. They’re simple and unimpressive. But it’s not something that is going to change anytime soon. In fact, they will probably never go out of style even if we want them to.
Since portraits are very specific to the person there’s no way anyone else can say that it’s out of style. Every portrait is of someone important to the wearer at a certain point in their lives. Maybe they just had the baby, maybe their mom just died. A portrait is a personal reminder of someone to you and even when you’re older that person should still be just as important to you.
Honestly, if you have to worry about your tattoo being “ in style” then you’re getting it for the wrong reason. Tattoos should be personal to you and an expression of yourself, not just a fashion decision which will change in 6 months. What do you think? Are any of your tattoos timeless? Let us know about your own timeless tattoo designs!