The 90s – it was the decade that brought us Britpop, Bridget Jones and Barbie Girl! But another thing the 90s brought us was a surge of popularity in tattoos. Before the 90’s, tattoos were mainly confined to sailors and heavy rock fans and were rarely seen on women. But in the 90’s that all changed – Pamela Anderson got a barbed wire tattoo around her arm and thousands of people copied the look.
Of course, one of the main fashion icons of the decade were the spice girls, and thanks too sporty and scary, the Chinese symbol tattoos became a popular craze, with many unfortunate stories cropping up with people who had gone under the needle, only to discover their beloved tattoo didn’t actually mean what they had thought! If you are one of these people, Bristol’s tattoo removal company, specialise in tattoo removal!
Sticking with the oriental influence, another big tattoo favourite of this decade was the dragon tattoo. Angelina Jolie is probably the most famous pioneer of the dragon inking, and fans of course flocked to emulate her body art.
For men, it was all about the tribal designs. With Robbie Williams and the Rock sporting enormous tribal designs on their upper arm, men in their droves went to tattoo parlours to get the popular designs inked on themselves.
Of course, tattoo styles have changed a lot in recent years with more and more celebrities getting them and people joining in, you only have to see the rise in shows like Tattoo Fixers to see how many people have had a design which they later regret. So what is the key to having a successful tattoo that will stand the test of time? The main thing is to get a tattoo that means something to you. Not something that a celebrity has or you have seen in a magazine and quite fancy. Do your homework, research different designs and think about how you can make it individual to you. Have a go at designing it yourself, and go and visit a tattoo artist, or a few tattoo artists. Get recommendations from people who have tattoos that you like or in a similar style. When you visit the tattoo artist it is important that you feel comfortable and that you feel they know what you are looking for. It is also very important that the place they will be tattooing you in is hygienic.
If you take your time to consider all of these things, you are less likely to end up with a tattoo that you might regret!