Diana Smith is a full-time mom of two beautiful girls, interested in topics related to beauty and alternative medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.
Guest Post by Diana Smith for Anna Susanne * The Travelling Pixie
Johnny Depp once said: “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” Every person in the world has a personal story to tell and every person’s story differs from one another. Tattooing has been practiced for centuries now, even in ancient civilizations where these writings have been used as cultural symbols. Nowadays, many people use them in order to express themselves, tell their own story or simply as an art form. And just as fashion and makeup trends tend to change over time, tattoo trends also get a new dimension with every passing year. We can expect a lot of transitions from the previous years, some fresh art, but also some major trend comebacks. Let’s see what 2017 has installed for us in the inked department:
Out of My Skull
While there’s still a lot of stigma about skull tattoos, people have managed to popularize this trend in the last decade. Some still associate skulls with death and evil, while others believe that skulls symbolize power, strength, survival and other ideas of qualities. Although the skull tattoo trend was always quite popular, it seems as it’s going to steal the spotlight in 2017. From intertwined skull and bones, jolly roger tattoos and sugar skull art, this inked wonder is here once again and it looks better than ever.
Bright as The Sun
The solar symbol which symbolizes the sun always had significant meaning in people’s lives. Throughout history, different civilizations have worshiped the sun for its ability to create life. The symbol represents power, growth, passion and in certain cultures it’s also a representation of the higher self. In ancient Egypt, Egyptians have worshiped the sun god Ra, who was known as the King of the Gods and creator of everything. It’s not uncommon to see different varieties of sun tattoos, as this meaningful symbol has found its way to the hearts of many – both female and male audience. In 2017 we can expect a new dimension of sun tattoos, as Aztec sun tattoo art, tribal depictions of the solar symbol and even the subtle blend of the sun and the moon are going to mark the year of 2017.
Quite often affiliated with dark symbols, witchcraft and the mighty legend of the Dracula, the bat symbol has always been very much misunderstood. Those who have tried to get a bit deeper into the symbolism of this night creature, were never left indifferent and in many cases have opted to immortalize this symbol onto their bodies. In different cultures, the bat represents awareness, communication and strong social bonds, while it’s commonly associated with rebirth and depth. In 2017 we’re going to run into a lot of bat tattoos, so before ruling out these inked souls as blood thirsty beasts, consider that perhaps they’re trying to express the beginning of a new journey…or they just like batman a lot.
The tattoo trend that has become quite prominent in 2016 has managed to find its way all the way up to 2017, as people are still astonished by this remarkable art form. The blackout trend which basically covers huge parts of the body area with black ink is influenced by Polynesian tattoos and graphic art. Of course, the tattoos are not based solely on splashes of black colour, as they gained a great deal of recognition because of their ability to mix and match black and white tones creating an amazingly detailed black and grey tattoo.
If you have a burning desire to get some ink done, perhaps it’s a good idea to seek inspiration in some of the tattoo trends that are going to be in demand in 2017. Whether you’re looking for a way to show off your bold side, to express your passion or simply wish to embellish yourself in an innovative manner, it’s a wise idea to check what’s trending in the upcoming period.