57 Beautifully Unique Tattoo Designs

Thinking of getting inked? Welcome to the (pretty large) club of tattoo enthusiasts! It’s been estimated that more than 45 million Americans have at least one tattoo and one in three young Britons have gotten inked.

Inkspiring, right?!

But there’s a dark side, too.

With the number of tattoo lovers going through the roof, it is getting increasingly difficult to find a unique tattoo design that would save you from an awkward “who wore it best” moment.

If you’re going for an old school tattoo, you know what to expect: beautiful roses, swallows, skulls, and ships. In the last few years, however, we’ve seen some new, enticing trends emerge and win over the hearts of tattoo artists and tattoo seekers alike: watercolor, botanical, geometric and minimalistic tattoos and most notably, quotes.

Seriously, quotes are smashing the top lists!

In general, tattoos have become mainstream. And despite some (often generational) negative connotations, tattoos are now a widely accepted form of art and self-expression. People of all walks of life choose to write their stories on their bodies.

Amongst the most common reasons why people decide to get tattoos:

  1. Desire for identity or to mark a significant moment in their lives
  2. To honor loved ones
  3. To make a fashion statement and stand out
  4. Affiliation with a specific group

Whatever your reason for getting a tattoo, there’s something for you here. We’ve gathered a bunch of beautiful tattoo designs to ignite your imagination and help you find the next inspiring project to pursue.

tattoo design pissaro

Sunset by Pis Saro Tattoo

 violeta arus

Alternative Universe by violeta.arus

tattoo design georgia

Chief Puppy by Georgia

tattoo design mr k

Mountains by Mr K

tattoo design balaz

Heart by Balaz

Full moon tattoo design

Full Moon Tattoo by unknown ( via Tattoo Journal )

tattoo design pissaro

Flowers by Pis Saro Tattoo

tattoo design rob green

Flowers & Horns by Rob Green

paper boat tattoo design

Paper Boat by pt78tattoo

crush on you tattooist doy

Crush On You by tattooist_doy 

tattoo design by Niko Inko

By Niko Inko

garden bird tattoo design

Garden (via flinchdown)

urban tattoo design

Urban by Hector Daniels

jelly-fish tattoo design

Jelly-Fish by Joice

watermelon

Watermelon by Hector Daniels

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Raven by Xoil

here tattoo design

Here, (via flavorwire)

landscape by tattooist doy

Landscape by tattooist_doy

watercolour tattoo design

Watercolour by ondrash

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Full Body Tattoo (via freshlyinkedmag.com)

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Red Parrot by Georgia

geometric tattoo design

Geometric Tattoo by Marcin Aleksander Surowiec

skull tattoo design

Flowery Skull (via inspiringtattoos.com)

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By Xoil

coyote tattoo design

Coyote Tattoo by David Hale

heron tattoo design

Heron by David Hale

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By Ien Levin

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Totoro Silhouette by Dottinghill

Trees (via onabedoflace)

woman tattoo design

Woman by Marie Kraus

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Matches by Balaz

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Girl by violeta.arus

Space by violeta.arus

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Flower by Pis Saro Tattoo

Watercolour Flowers by Street Tattoo

Geometric Tattoo by Marcin Aleksander Surowiec

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Blooming by Pis Saro Tattoo

Sleeves (via handcraftedinvirginia.us)

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Wedding Rings (via thenicholsblog.com)

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Mother Nature by unknown (via Deviant Art)

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Daughters of the Ocean (via daughtersofthesea.tumblr.com)

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Vitruvian Man by Niko Inko

Devil arm tattoo

Devil Arm (via lucky-as-luciano.tumblr.com)

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Thieves of Tower

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David by tanya_dsm

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Wave by ramonink

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Mermaid by welfare_dentist

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Around the World by soyfelizstudio

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Handpoke by indyvoet

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Ring by mirifrank

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Acrobat by ahmed_cambaz

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Dancer by georgiagreynyc

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Hand Print by balazsbercsenyi

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Astronaut by Sol Tattoo

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In Space by artworkofdenersilva

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Inner Kids by labigotta

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