What kind of character does your tattoo have?
Tattoos have many meanings, and purposes. Depending on what cultural background you are from, or what your beliefs or motives are for getting one, they can be very meaningful to you, and promote a special time, event or symbolize a special person in your life.
There have been all sorts of accusations as to why people get tattoos inked onto themselves in the locations that they do so, and you might find that there are more sights for novelty reasons, than actual reasons.
People have different preferences about tattoos, debating on whether or not color adds or takes from the meaning, if an intricate design is too much clutter or just the right message you’re trying to portray, but you will more than likely always receive a very biased opinion about the tattoo’s one receives, rather than hearing a genuine answer.
Religious tattoos don’t just stand by ones religious beliefs, when one gets a religious tattoo, there is always an incentive as to why, you’ll note that this is common among Catholics and seeing the repetitive tattoo of the virgin Mary and Baby Jesus, or having a quote one of the more common ones being “Only God can Judge me”, however religious tattoos are typically gotten in quote form, and refer to a lost loved one, in remembrance of them, and to symbolize the love you still carry for that person.
“Demonic” or “Dark/Goth Inspired” Tattoos don’t always mean that someone is a satanist, atheist might be a more accurate term, but these people don’t primarily get tattoos to qualify themselves as ‘Bad-ass’ per-say, but more of a political statement, of not having to submit their individuality to society, and they feel their mark of originality is by doing the opposite of what they think is accepted among the majority of ‘civilized people’
Intricate or immensely detailed tattoos involving fantasy or fairy-tail creatures do take quite a bit of thought and are carried out through quite a long and extensive process, you might think that your average person would get tattoos like this, however to each their own, they do have a symbolization of their own, whether it be new-age influence, the admiration of ink art, or even just a bold statement of declaring independence.
Tattoos in the youth today you’ll notice are very small, and are questionable in motive, teens will be excited to receive tattoos and even more excited when given an instance or a reason to show them off, now thats not to say they do not have any meaning, but they are usually of an item they favor, whether it be a character or a colored picture, these types of tattoos will not be visible and if they are, they are more innocent than anything.
These are just simple preferences on the tattoos you may see around the world today, most might look at tattoos as a negative thing, but they don’t always have to symbolize something negative, or ‘stupid’ it was very common in native American tribes to receive tattoos whenever you’d do something good for your tribe, this might be something you think about the next time you get a tattoo