Chopper Tattoo

Small Tattoo Designs

For most people getting a tattoo, size is an issue. Not everyone wants a full sleeve, back piece, or even something half that size. Small tattoo designs are especially popular with tattoo newcomers, so fortunately, many tattoo designs can scale down in size. Your tattoo artist will be able to shrink or enlarge most designs you bring to the shop, but it is always best to start with the largest possible design to preserve as much detail as possible when shrinking.

For women, small flower tattoo designs and small butterfly tattoos are very popular. These tattoos are usually placed on the ankle. In fact, areas like the ankle are ideally suited to small tattoo designs, because the design ends up proportionate to the body part you place it on.

If you’re looking to shrink a large tattoo down, go with a simple design. Otherwise, the fine details that can fit in a large tattoo will be lost or muddled when it is shrunk. Portraits, and other tattoos with a lots of composition and shading are best left large, while simple shapes and images work well with a small design.

Many people, especially when they’re considering their first tattoo, are nervous about seeing large designs, because they’re not ready to jump in the deep end yet. If you feel this way, a small tattoo design is right decision. A great deal of tattoo styles and designs can be done nicely at a small scale, though picking the exact design that will work best for you can take some experience, so be willing to ask your artist’s advice in this matter.

You can have practically any tattoo design done in a small format, and this includes popular tattoos such as

Small angel tattoo designs
Small asian tattoo designs
Small butterfly tattoo designs
Small celtic tattoo designs
Small cross tattoo designs
Small dolphin tattoo designs
Small dragon tattoo designs
Small fairy tattoo designs
Small heart tattoo designs
Small religious tattoo designs
Small rose tattoo designs
Small star tattoo designs
Small star tattoo designs
Small sun tattoo designs
Small tribal tattoo designs
Small zodiac tattoo designs

As you can see, if you don’t try to add extensive detail, there is plenty of selection to choose from in small tattoo designs.

Posted in Tattoo Designs
Tags:, ,

Cross Tattoo Designs

Cross Tattoo Designs

The cross, or crucifix is one of the worlds oldest and most widely used symbols. In fact, cross designs even predate Christianity, and at that time symbolized elements of nature. For these reasons, it’s easy to see why cross tattoo designs are so popular.

The cross is a very simple symbol, and it lends itself to a huge variety of potential tattoo designs. For example the four arms of the cross can represent the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) each pointing to the central point of life’s synthesis.

There are also celtic cross tattoo designs characterized by traditional Celtic knotwork. Medieval designs such as St. Andrew’s Cross tattoos, the Knight’s Templar cross tattoos, and St Peter’s cross tattoos are also quite popular.

When considering a cross tattoo, an important consideration is the fact that it is composed of long straight lines. This means it needs to be placed in a spot that won’t undergo a lot of skin or muscle movement, as this will distort and wobble the straight lines of the cross.

celtic cross tattoocross tattoocladdagh cross tattoo

Posted in Tattoo Designs
Tags:, , ,

Where to find Tattoo Designs

One of the first things you will will ask yourself after deciding to get your first tattoo is, “where can I find tattoo designs?” It seems you have already been searching the Net for designs, and that is a good thing. The Internet is one of the best places to find tattoo designs and tattoo design ideas.

The Top 3 Places To Find Tattoos Online

There are three main options when it comes to finding tattoo designs online. The three best places to search are: Tattoo design sites, Google, and Youtube.

#3) YouTube- This is a good place to start finding tattoo design ideas because there are a good number of videos posted with a large variety of different tattoo designs. The only problem is that there is also a lot of crap and if you happen to find a good design you can’t really print it out.

#2) Google - Searching Google to find tattoos is another excellent way to get that tattoo design you’ve always wanted. However if you have spent any time looking, you will find that most of the free sites don’t have much selection, and the designs aren’t even always unique across the various sites.

#1) Tattoo Design Websites - By far the best way to find tattoos online is to use tattoo gallery websites. The benefit of these sites is that they have thousands of tattoo designs that are easy to search and download. Simply search their tattoo database until you find the tattoo you like, print it out, and take it to your tattoo artist. You can browse these sites whenever you want and print as many different tattoo designs as you want. Most of these sites offer lifetime memberships for as little as $34, so they are well worth the small initial investment.

Click Here For a Review of the Best Tattoo Design Sites

Remember that choosing a tattoo design is the most important step when it comes to getting a tattoo, so take your time! Your tattoo will likely be on your body for your entire life, so it’s important that you are very happy with the design before it is applied.

Posted in Articles and Advice
Tags:, , , , ,

Sun Tattoo Designs

The spiritual and religious significance of the sun has led people to get sun tattoo designs for centuries. The sun is a giver of life and sustains mankind. Today however, sun tattoos are popular for other reasons besides their appeal to primeval man.

Sun Face TattooSun tattoos designs can be executed in a wide variety of styles and colors, and in almost any size, from full back piece to a small tribal design. With their simple circular design, sun tattoos place well on most parts of the body.

Shoulders, shoulder blades, chest, legs, and the back are popular places for men to get sun tattoos. Women often choose the lower back, nape of the neck, or around the navel or hip for a sun tattoo.

Sun and Moon TattooBecause of the flexibility of sun tattoo designs, you can pick a design you like, but give it your own personal style by selecting a non traditional color, or leaving it black and gray. Personified suns are also popular, using the image of Father Sun and/or Mother Moon.  Sun tattoo designs are also sometimes combined with a moon or star to make a  set of heavenly bodies.

Many ancient drew life from the sun, and you can find tribal style sun tattoo designs in almost any culture. Evidence is in the ancient Egyptian texts, Pueblo Indian art, Aztec astrological charts, or ancient sailing maps.

Sun tattoo designs are truly one of the most diverse, flexible and enduring tattoo designs.

Posted in Tattoo Designs
Tags:, ,

Celtic Design Tattoos

People have been getting Celtic tattoos for centuries to show homage to their culture and race. Now that their ancient civilization has vanished, there has never been a better time than ever to pay your respects to you heritage of the Celtic tribes by getting a Celtic tattoo design and to immortalize their legacy in ink.

Celtic tattoo designs have many unique artistic features, color schemes and historical significance.

Celtic Knot - The Celtic knot is a series of interwoven lines (knotwork) that weave together like a maze to form an intricate design. The key feature of the design is that none of the ropes in the knot ever end - they appear to wrap around themselves forever into infinity. This is said to represent the circular nature of life or the never ending cycle of natures seasons over time.

Celtic Cross - Celtic cross tattoos share the same weaving rope pattern as the Celtic knot, but instead of  a small pattern, the outline of the lines forms the shape of a Christan cross. This design has strong religious connections, but has been used by Celtic tribes to represent ethnicity as well.

Claddagh - The Claddagh is a common symbol of Irish heritage. The Claddagh depicts a heart being held by a pair of hands with a crown above. The two hands represent friendship, the crown-loyalty, and the heart-love.

Celtic Tree of Life -  Celtice tree of life tattoos have related meanings to knotwork tattoos. Tree of life tattoos are composed of interweaving lines that form circular branches around a central trunk. The begining and end of the branches are not showen, so the design represents a feeling of continuaty in nature. The Celtic tree of life tattoo is also said to represent the belief that life has no begning or end, but rater cycles infinatly.

Posted in Tattoo Designs
Tags:, , , ,