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  • If there's an interesting story to tell, there's an interesting tattoo to design, and that's the truth with the cult hero 'Hellboy,' who has been a fixture among fans for those who know him for some time. His unique reddish skin gives him great...

    Hellboy Tattoos

    Hellboy Tattoos

    by MakinBacon1

  • While I usually enjoy targeting a certain theme when writing on tattoos, I got motivated to present a variety of tattoos related to oceans, ships and sea life in general. Sometimes looking at a variety of tattoo designs can trigger ideas that can...

    Ships and Sea Life Tattoos

    Ships and Sea Life Tattoos

    by Barnacle Bill1

  • Kurt Halsey Frederiksen, who looks an awful lot like the characters he creates, is a 29-year old pencil, pen and ink artist from Portland who I discovered through his LiveJournal fan base. His drawings are simple and sweet almost-cartoons with a...

    Kurt Halsey Fan Tattoos

    Kurt Halsey Fan Tattoos

    by becauseilive5

  • Kanji are Chinese characters used in a modern form of Japanese writing. Although they have recently exploded in popularity among Western civilization, kanji tattoos are practically unheard of in China and Japan. Chinese writing is way more...

    Tattoo Ideas: Chinese Kanji Characters

    Tattoo Ideas: Chinese Kanji Characters

    by becauseilive13

  • Fairy tattoos are quickly becoming a very desired and popular tattoo design, and a plethora of them are available across all spectrums of life. When it comes to fairy tattoos, the fantasy element involved is especially part of the decision, and of...

    Fairy Tattoos Offer Many Moods and Emotions

    Fairy Tattoos Offer Many Moods and Emotions

    by MakinBacon1

  • Gothic cross tattoos are a fantastic choice for a tattoo, as the variety to choose from are seemingly infinite, especially when you add the minute details so prevalent in Gothic design. For cross tattoos, Gothic crosses are the most popular,...

    Gothic Cross Tattoos

    Gothic Cross Tattoos

    by MakinBacon0

  • Pictures of gothic bat tattoos, a contemporary take on a popular tattoo theme. These unique designs range from the realistic to satanic and include both black-only and colored ink.

    Gothic Bat Tattoos

    Gothic Bat Tattoos

    by MakinBacon1

  • It's hard to believe the first Chucky movie, Child's Play, was released in 1988, and has another project in the mix, which will be similar to the original Child's Play, but reportedly much darker. That has been pushed back for legal reasons until...

    Chucky the Killer Doll Tattoos

    Chucky the Killer Doll Tattoos

    by MakinBacon3

  • There are a large number of things concerning Gothic culture that interest and fascinate me, and one of those areas that have a lot of expression is in tattoo design. As with Gothic culture itself, there is really no one defining way to describe...

    Gothic Flower Tattoos

    Gothic Flower Tattoos

    by MakinBacon1

  • Are you an emo girl looking for the quintessential tattoo? Check out these ideas for emo everything: hearts, stars, song & poem lyrics tattoos, and more!

    Emo Tattoo Ideas: Stars, Hearts, & More

    Emo Tattoo Ideas: Stars, Hearts, & More

    by Nicole Canfield21

  • With Celtic culture enjoying a revival, it has generated interest in a number of areas related to Celtic, including tattoos. In this article we look at a wide variety of Celtic tattoos and their meanings.

    The Mystique of the Celtic Tattoo

    The Mystique of the Celtic Tattoo

    by MakinBacon5

  • For those who enjoy zombies, here are some unique tattoo ideas, from classic designs to others pulled directly from TV and the movies.

    Zombie Tattoo Designs

    Zombie Tattoo Designs

    by Barnacle Bill0

  • Celtic Tattoos are one of the more popular tattoo choices. Similar to tribal tattoos, Celtic tattoos are primarily black in design, but are also seen in other various shades and colors. They can be simple or very complex depending on your...

    Celtic Tattoo Photos and Meanings

    Celtic Tattoo Photos and Meanings

    by jaymz0

  • One of the more memorial objects in the minds of people envisioning the old west is that of cow skulls scattered among the plains or desert. Many of these were the result of droughts where cattle had trouble finding water, or of tough cattle...

    Cow Skull Tattoo Designs

    Cow Skull Tattoo Designs

    by Cowboy Tom0

  • Amazing array of tattoos with a lucky dice design and theme.

    Lucky Dice Tattoos

    Lucky Dice Tattoos

    by Barnacle Bill0

  • Lettering tattoos can be wide and varied. There are so many different fonts and written languages that you can choose from. Depending on different variables, you may want to choose one font over another, but it's all up to who what you choose. Word...

    Lettering Tattoo Pictures and Designs

    Lettering Tattoo Pictures and Designs

    by jaymz4

  • Technically, a "geek" is just one with an affinity towards a special niche or area, tending towards technology, gaming, and computers. Frequently, the terms "geek" and "nerd" are intertwined, so in that sense one who is intelligent and extremely...

    Geek Tattoo Pictures and Designs

    Geek Tattoo Pictures and Designs

    by jaymz2

  • An ambigram is a typographical design where a word or phrase has a meaning whether it's viewed right side up or upside down. It can be the same word read either way, or it may be one word right side up and a totally different word upside down.

    Tattoo Ideas: Ambigram Tattoos

    Tattoo Ideas: Ambigram Tattoos

    by becauseilive7

  • "It came to me in a flash that everything that ever has been always will be, and everything that ever will be always has been."

    Tattoo Ideas: Kurt Vonnegut

    Tattoo Ideas: Kurt Vonnegut

    by becauseilive6

  • Taurus is the second sign in the astrological zodiac and is represented by the symbol of a bull. It is an earth sign, and those born under this sign are ruled by the planet Venus (which also rules Libra). When illustrated, the Taurean symbol is a...

    Tattoo Ideas: Zodiac Signs -- Taurus

    Tattoo Ideas: Zodiac Signs -- Taurus

    by becauseilive2

  • Ah, New Jersey. The land of all night diners and grease trucks, the Turnpike, the Parkway and I-295, where we enthusiastically pump our fists, not our gas. Mistakenly identified by the rest of the world as "New Joisey", the Garden State is in a...

    Tattoo Ideas: New Jersey Pride

    Tattoo Ideas: New Jersey Pride

    by becauseilive4

  • Lots of great ideas for those looking for a design honoring the United States Marines.

    USMC Tattoo Designs

    USMC Tattoo Designs

    by Cowboy Tom0

  • Stars are, by far, one of the most popular trends in tattoos today. So popular, in fact, they will probably go out of style soon. Oh well, they rock for now, and there are so many to choose from...

    Tattoo Ideas:  Stars

    Tattoo Ideas: Stars

    by becauseilive19

  • Love. The most powerful drug of all. Who in this world cannot say that at some time or other they've heard a beautiful song with a slow, rolling intensity that builds to a soaring crescendo and contains inspiring lyrics that tout the pain of loss or...

    Tattoo Ideas: Lyrics about Love

    Tattoo Ideas: Lyrics about Love

    by becauseilive9

  • A plethora of flower tattoo styles and designs! Geometric, traditional, black and grey, color, pastel, and more!

    Flower Tattoo Ideas

    Flower Tattoo Ideas

    by Brittany Mayfield0

  • Snakes have been iconic in tattoo designs for as long as tattoos have been around. Some are added as a compliment to a larger tattoo, while some tattoos are based on the snake itself. It makes a lot of sense when you understand the symbolism of...

    Tattoo Symbolism: Snakes, Mushrooms & Moons

    Tattoo Symbolism: Snakes, Mushrooms & Moons

    by CapriCookie0

  • Leaf tattoo designs were far more interesting than I thought they would be, especially as the majority of them were inspired from the fall season, which resulted in most of them including vibrant orange, red and/or yellow colors. The most...

    Leaf Tattoo Designs

    Leaf Tattoo Designs

    by MakinBacon1

  • Pistols and revolvers were big part of the American west, with the difference between them being the pistol includes a chamber that is integrated with the barrel of the gun, while the revolver holds the bullets in a cylinder that is separate from...

    Pistol and Revolver Tattoo Designs

    Pistol and Revolver Tattoo Designs

    by Cowboy Tom1

  • A lobster is a rare but fabulous tattoo choice. Learn more about the design and its options here (with photos).

    Lobster Tattoos

    Lobster Tattoos

    by Barnacle Bill0

  • Eagle with American flag. TheeErin via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) The eagle is highly symbolic across a number of cultures, and consequently is an excellent choice when considering a tattoo theme or design. In America, eagles are a symbol of...

    Majestic Eagle Tattoos

    Majestic Eagle Tattoos

    by MakinBacon0

  • Butterflies represent freedom, fantasy, and flight; change and transformation. A caterpillar surrounds himself in a self-made cocoon only to emerge as a beautiful butterfly free to fly wherever his heart takes him. Archangels are our ultimate...

    Tattoo Ideas: Wings (angels, butterflies, fairies)

    Tattoo Ideas: Wings (angels, butterflies, fairies)

    by becauseilive24

  • Leo Zulueta and Don Ed Hardy revitalized tattoo art by introducing traditional designs in swirling black.

    Awesome Tribal Tattoos

    Awesome Tribal Tattoos

    by MakinBacon3

  • I was seventeen when my best friend introduced me to her favorite movie of all time: The Nightmare Before Christmas. She popped it into my VCR and sang along quietly while I watched enthralled for the first of many times to come. I was into it, and...

    Tattoo Ideas: Tim Burton

    Tattoo Ideas: Tim Burton

    by becauseilive12

  • What better way to express your Sagittarian pride than to get an archer tattoo? If you're looking for some awesome and quirky Sagittarius tattoo ideas, you've come to the right place.

    Sagittarius Tattoo Ideas and Pictures

    Sagittarius Tattoo Ideas and Pictures

    by Nicole Canfield8

  • Flower tattoos have become very popular in general over the last several years as a growing number of women choose to have some type of ink done on their bodies. Among them the daisy is the flower of choice among many women making that decision. ...

    Daisy Flower Tattoo Designs

    Daisy Flower Tattoo Designs

    by MakinBacon0

  • My Little Pony has been a wildly popular brand for young girls since 1982 when the first line of toys were released. For 30 years the little ponies haven't lost their allure, and many of those reminiscing about their childhood decide to have a...

    My Little Pony Tattoo Designs

    My Little Pony Tattoo Designs

    by Barnacle Bill1

  • Spider tattoos are becoming amazingly realistic, and I am surprised at how many people have them inked on, especially the number of women. I've noticed that a lot of smart women have them tattooed on their neck so they can hide them with their...

    Spider Tattoos

    Spider Tattoos

    by MakinBacon3

  • If you've ever watched the show "Miami Ink" on TLC, you'll be familiar with renowned tattoo artist Kat von D, who specializes in portrait tattoos. Customers seek her out when they want a facial reproduction of an idol or loved one tattooed on their...

    Tattoo Ideas: Portraits

    Tattoo Ideas: Portraits

    by becauseilive14

  • If you're a fan of horses, and love to ride and take care of them, you know how easy it is to get close to them and how big a part of your life they are. Many people not only get horse tattoos inked on them, but sometimes they even do it of their...

    Horse Tattoos

    Horse Tattoos

    by MakinBacon1

  • Wondering how to take your love for Star Wars to the next level? Well, some people get a Star Wars tattoo. Here's a collection of photos of fans' tattoos to use as inspiration.

    Star Wars Tattoos

    Star Wars Tattoos

    by MakinBacon1

  • Everybody has a different idea of what's considered lucky. Traditionally, the standard symbols of luck and good fortune are horseshoes, a rabbit's foot, the number seven, a four-leaf clover, diamonds and dice. There's a slightly lengthy...

    Tattoo Ideas: Good Luck & Lucky Items

    Tattoo Ideas: Good Luck & Lucky Items

    by becauseilive4

  • Many people decorate an old tattoo with flames and fire to help bring an older tattoo into a new light. Otherwise, fire and flames are still a very popular tattoo and idea among many. There are mean reasons and meanings to fire that make it more...

    Fire & Flame Tattoo Designs

    Fire & Flame Tattoo Designs

    by jaymz5

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