January 4, 2022

Tattoo Trends To Expect In 2022

BY SAGETATTOOGALLERY | UNCATEGORIZED

The last two years have been one of many ups and downs for tattoo artists and piercing shops. Public health measures meant closing their doors to the public, with more people than ever stuck at home wanting to get tattoos. As shops open up, there are new tattoo trends emerging after a difficult year inside for everyone. In this post, we’ll look at some of the emerging trends for tattoos in 2022. 

 

So what’s with the pandemic tattoos?

After a year spent with closures and fear for this global pandemic, many people are looking for ways to find hope and reclaim their self identity. For many, this is represented by a tattoo – whether it is something they’ve always wanted, or something new they want to try. A year spent inside with tattoo shops closed also meant that folks had lots of time to think about what kind of ink they want next. 

Here are some of the trends for 2022.

 

Large Tattoos

Maybe the time spent thinking about what art they want as a tattoo helped people to think larger than they normally would, but whatever the reason, large tattoos are becoming more and more popular. Many folks are embracing their individuality and fully committing to large pieces of body art and full sleeve designs. 

 

Micro Tattoos

On the opposite end of the scale are micro tattoos, a new trend that embraces small discreet and dainty tattoos instead of large scale ones. These tattoos are more subtle and are perfect for folks getting their first tattoo as a way of testing the waters. The choices are also endless – you can pick an image, a word, a simple design, a letter – the choice is up to you. Be sure to find a tattoo artist that is experienced in this type of small detail work for the best results. 

 

Soundwave Tattoos

This is a trend that combines ink, art and technology. Soundwave tattoos are actually the visual soundwaves of an audio clip. You can upload an audio clip to a website – a song, a person’s voice, anything you want up to a minute in length. The software converts the sound to a visual wave, which is tattooed onto you. Anytime you want to hear the clip, simply scan the wave with your smartphone and it translates it back into audio. 

 

Geometric Tattoos

Geometric Tattoos are another popular trend for 2022, though they have been around for years. Geometric tattoos use simple lines and shapes to convey an image and can show a sense of balance or symmetry. You can even take your favourite image, an animal or flower and turn it into a geometric design. 

 

Abstract Tattoos

Another trend is abstract tattoos that are actually individual pieces of art tattooed on your body. Rather than an image or figure you are trying to replicate, these abstract tattoos are unique and allow for an individual interpretation of the image, like a piece of art. They can be very personal so you know you are getting something that’s just for you. 

 

No matter what the trends are, it is essential that you choose a tattoo that represents your style and personality and find a professional tattoo artist to be. If you are looking for advice or ideas for your next piece of body art, talk to the expert artists at Sage Tattoo and Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario. Whether you are thinking about a full leg tattoo, a large back image or a micro design, they can discuss your ideas and help you find the perfect design and placement. Call today to set up an appointment. 

The last two years have been one of many ups and downs for tattoo artists and piercing shops. Public health measures meant closing their doors to the public, with more people than ever stuck at home wanting to get tattoos. As shops open up, there are new tattoo trends emerging after a difficult year inside for everyone. In this post, we’ll look at some of the emerging trends for tattoos in 2022. 

 

So what’s with the pandemic tattoos?

After a year spent with closures and fear for this global pandemic, many people are looking for ways to find hope and reclaim their self identity. For many, this is represented by a tattoo – whether it is something they’ve always wanted, or something new they want to try. A year spent inside with tattoo shops closed also meant that folks had lots of time to think about what kind of ink they want next. 

Here are some of the trends for 2022.

 

Large Tattoos

Maybe the time spent thinking about what art they want as a tattoo helped people to think larger than they normally would, but whatever the reason, large tattoos are becoming more and more popular. Many folks are embracing their individuality and fully committing to large pieces of body art and full sleeve designs. 

 

Micro Tattoos

On the opposite end of the scale are micro tattoos, a new trend that embraces small discreet and dainty tattoos instead of large-scale ones. These tattoos are more subtle and are perfect for folks getting their first tattoo as a way of testing the waters. The choices are also endless – you can pick an image, a word, a simple design, a letter – the choice is up to you. Be sure to find a tattoo artist that is experienced in this type of small detail work for the best results. 

 

Soundwave Tattoos

This is a trend that combines ink, art and technology. Soundwave tattoos are actually the visual soundwaves of an audio clip. You can upload an audio clip to a website – a song, a person’s voice, anything you want up to a minute in length. The software converts the sound to a visual wave, which is tattooed onto you. Anytime you want to hear the clip, simply scan the wave with your smartphone and it translates it back into audio. 

 

Geometric Tattoos

Geometric Tattoos are another popular trend for 2022, though they have been around for years. Geometric tattoos use simple lines and shapes to convey an image and can show a sense of balance or symmetry. You can even take your favourite image, an animal or flower and turn it into a geometric design. 

 

Abstract Tattoos

Another trend is abstract tattoos that are actually individual pieces of art tattooed on your body. Rather than an image or figure you are trying to replicate, these abstract tattoos are unique and allow for an individual interpretation of the image, like a piece of art. They can be very personal so you know you are getting something that’s just for you. 

 

No matter what the trends are, it is essential that you choose a tattoo that represents your style and personality and find a professional tattoo artist to be. If you are looking for advice or ideas for your next piece of body art, talk to the expert artists at Sage Tattoo and Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario. Whether you are thinking about a full leg tattoo, a large back image or a micro design, they can discuss your ideas and help you find the perfect design and placement. Call today to set up an appointment.