8 Tattoo Ideas for the Novice Inkster


Are you just about to step into a tattoo shop for the first time? Are you nervous about your first foray into inkhood being a flop? Don’t worry at all because everyone gets the jitters before they go under the needle. If you aren’t sure about the different tattoo ideas available at the shop you are going to, look no further than this article. Listed are some of the most popular tattoo ideas performed by virtually every artist in the country on a weekly basis. Ask your tattoo artist for one of these and he is bound to have several different tattoo ideas lined up and ready to ink on you. All you have to do is tell him the specifics of what you want and where you want it.

Tattoo Quotes

One of the most popular tattoo ideas these days is quotes from popular sources. Your tattoo quote can stem from your favorite line of a song or from your favorite author. Ask your tattoo artists what types of fonts he specializes in to make your tattoo quote even more personal.

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Tattoo Quotes

Heart Tattoos

Heart tattoos have been popular for ages, and are even an important part of the very first episode of “The Simpsons.“ Tattoo ideas for women include hearts on the hip or the ankle while some men even get realistic ones on their chests.

Skull Tattoos

Skull tattoos have been popular with bikers for years, but now they are gaining more popularity with the MMA crowd. A cool idea for a skull tattoo would be to get one on each elbow.

Rose Tattoos

Another tattoo idea for women is a collection of roses, petals and stems up and down the body. They look good both as a rib tattoo and as a hip tattoo and add a whole lot of sex appeal to any revealing outfit you may wear.


Butterfly Tattoos

Similar to rose tattoos, butterfly tattoos are another go-to for women just stepping into a tattoo shop for the very first time. They work well when you pattern then like a rose tattoo or as a single neck tattoo or lower back tattoo.

Butterfly Tattoos

Bird Tattoos

Bird tattoos can take on a couple of different forms. Get a crow or raven tattoo if you want to show your dark side. Get a cute, stenciled bird above the hip for a girly effect.

Cheetah Print Tattoos

Cheetah print tattoos are the ultimate fashion accessory for women.

Cheetah Print Tattoos

Tribal Tattoos

Just like cheetah tattoos, tribal tattoos serve the same effect for tattoos on men. Make sure to do your research before getting a tribal tattoo so you do not offend any cultures.

How your tattoo turns out depends primarily on its placement and what kind of style your particular artist has. Make sure to do your research and pick a shop you trust with an artist who is experienced in the style you are looking for.


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