Tattoos are everywhere, many different kinds, designs and meanings behind them. Who honestly knows how they are ranked and the most popular ones out there. According to Rank My Tattoo Magazine these are the top 50 most popular tattoos out there.
1.Tribal– These are the most desired tattoos. They are quite intricate and attractive offering rich choices for tattoo enthusiasts with ink-hungry bodies.
2.Star– Symbolizes fame, guidance and luck. Victoria Beckham a.k.a Posh Spice and Rihanna are two female celebrities that rock this ink.
3.Cross– Celtic, Maltese and Iron designs are the favor for this type of tattoo expressing religious beliefs.
4.Angel-These Religious symbols are very popular among all cultures in various forms.
5.Wings– Can be seen as both magical and spiritual representing speed, elevation and freedom which makes this design highly requested.
6.Maori– The most requested tribal tattoo. Originating from the Maori Tribe of New Zealand, this tribal design is famous within it’s category.
7.Dragon– Symbols of power and mystery commonly used in chinese and japanese art being both feared and worshiped.
8.Phoenix– Jean Gray from X-men alter ego, this mythical bird is a very unique choice of ink.
9.Butterfly-A mostly female requested ink, worn by Mariah Carey expresses a sense of beauty.
10.Fairy-Popular among females Tinker Bell is one of the well known fairy tattoos out there.
11.Lion– Leadership, strength, and power are all characteristics of this design.
12.Celtic Knot-Usually worn as an armband, this symbol of the eternal and intertwined nature of the human soul.
13.Kanji-Mostly known as chinese writing it’s a unique type of ink with many different meanings.
14.Tiger– Basically the same as the lion but is more attractive to the eye if it is accompanied by another piece.
15.Rose– The very elegant symbol of beauty.Can be worn by both men and women. My brother has a cross with a rose as the center peace which is very appealing.
16.Heart-The epitome of live,love and passion this design pretty much speak for itself.
17.Zodiac-Can be easily personally relatable and represents who you are.
18.Skull-One of my most favorites because the different ways it can be manifested into many designs.
19.Flowers-Lillies, Sunflowers and many other different types are very pretty works of arts when applied to the skin.
20.Pin-Up Girl-Mostly worn by war veterans this tattoo is very popular among our U.S soldiers.
21.Eagle-Powerful, majestic and patriotic the eagle is a tattoo you can never go wrong on.
22.Crown-Sovereignity over ones self. Royalty, power, authority and dedication represent this tat.
23.Sun-The Light of The World.
24.Anchor– Safety, salvation and hope,usually worn by Navy men.
25.Ankh– Egyptian symbol for the Key of Life.
26.Barbwire-Put into the mainstream by blonde bombshell Pamela Anderson.
27.Om-Sacred Hindu texta the Om symbolizes the “breath of god”.
28.Bat-A creature of the night also the animal form of the vampire.
29.Swallow– This bird symbolizes good luck and homecoming.
30.Spider-An eight legged freak in my book with a malignant meaning.
31.Compass-Usually symbolizing a good sense of direction.
32.Cupid-The little baby with wings spreading love to those in need.A very cute little tattoo.
33.Cherubs-Another form of the angels, these little fellows are kids with wings.
34.Snake– The serpent that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden also symbolizes renewal.
35.Fleur de Lis–SAINTS FAN!!!..Also portrays the symbol of liberty.
36.Haida– A very complex tribal design that is also very appealing to the eye.
37.Sword-Conan The Barbarian, Aragon from Lord Of The Rings and Samurai all wield a mighty sword.Valor,justice and even magic can be associated with this tattoo.
38.Dolphins-“Smarter than the average man” so to speak.Portraying intelligence.
39.Dragonfly-Highly demanded amongst women, these insects are quite popular.
40.Fish-Koi or Carp are the most seen fish as ink with connections to Ancient Japanese culture popular among both men and women.
41.Flame/Fire-Not only paint jobs on old hot rods this ink is very hot in nature.
42.Gun/Pistol-Bang!Bang!Bang!Men and women both rock these death dealers.
43.Harley Davidson-Bad ass biker boys says it all about this tattoo.
44.Lotus-Spiritually pure and can blossom in the darkest murkiest of waters.Mostly popular among women.
45.Clover-Wearing one of these on St.Patricks day may make you pretty lucky.
46.Musical Notes-Favored by musicians. this tattoo has it’s own melody.
47.Scorpion-A slow death or protection from an evil spirit.Pick your poison.
48.Ying-Yang-Chinese philosophy makes this a very unique and popular tattoo.
49.Dagger-Danger and betrayal comes with this ink.Don’t get stabbed in the back.
50.Love/Pierced Heart-Quintessential symbol of true physical love.
Well thats the Top 50 most popular tattoo designs.Enjoy!