Most Popular Tattoos

By Alexa Milano
November 26, 2012

Can’t decide which tattoo to get? Want to be a bit original? Here’s a list of the 10 most popular tattoos that you may or may not want to use based on popularity.

Whether you’re going for the nautical star look or the Rihanna tattoo look, stars are one of the most common tattoos out there. My advice? If you’re going to get a star, try to be a little original with it.

Not all that surprising. Whether you love them or hate them, tribal tattoos are extremely popular. Now I doubt that half the guys that get these tattoos have any relation to actual tribes, however, they aren’t that bad to look at.

This really isn’t a big surprise either. Although this tattoo is common, I feel like it’s also a bit more personal; everybody will have a different reason to get a cross tattooed on them.

I was kind of surprised by this one, but I guess it almost goes hand-in-hand with the crosses.

Personally, I like the butterfly tattoos. My only qualm with getting them though, is that they can very easily look cheesy. If this is a tattoo you want, make sure you have an exact idea of how you want it to look like.

I never understood the whole skull fad, but I guess it’s popular enough for a ton of people to want tattoos of it.

Weird, right? Yeah I was surprised too. Nothing against people with dragon tattoos, it’s just never crossed my mind to get a tattoo of a dragon.

Not surprising at all. I like the idea of heart tattoos – except the heart with the word ‘mom’ in it, I don’t know of anybody who actually has that – but again, try to be original with it.

Chinese or Japanese Symbols
Not surprising here either. The cool thing about these tattoos? You could literally get any word you want and nobody would have any idea what it says.

Whether it’s the name of a family member, your own name or the name of someone in remembrance, these tattoos are pretty popular. However, I would stay away from getting the name of a boyfriend or girlfriend tattooed on you, I hear tattoo removal is pretty painful.

Alexa Milano

Junior communications major, marketing minor at Cabrini College. News editor of The Loquitur, President of the Campus Activities and Programming (CAP) Board, student ambassador. Enjoys napping and being productive all at the same time; irony at its finest.

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