During the 90’s, tattoos became more and more popular to people in different parts of the world. One might wonder where this surge of tattooing started, but one need not look further than popular media, or in celebrities.
Though they might not be the sole reason, celebrities ushered in the popularity of tattooing in our culture today. If tattoos were regarded lowly before, nowadays they symbolize strength and courage to many. If it was not respectable to sport a tattoo before, celebrity tattoo designs changed all that by making them look fun and fashionable.
Tattoos are an ancient art, but when they became easily available, they became devalued. Celebrities have changed all that again, encouraging us to create our own designs, and to step out of our comfort zones.
The king of celebrity tattoo designs would most probably be Robbie Williams, sporting at least 14 different kinds of tattoos. The queen would be Angelina Jolie, who has at least a dozen. And she keeps adding more and more; recently, she has had her children’s birthplaces’ longitude and latitude on her arm (so far, she has six).
However, Jolie had one of her tattoos removed—one of a dragon with her then-husband’s name (which she replaced with the longitude and latitude of her children’s birthplaces). A bit of warning though; as even if you choose to remove the tattoo, a hint of it will still be visible, and it is a painful process.
Johnny Depp is also another great example of celebrity tattoo designs. Depp, actor, had his tattoo (partially) removed—a “Winona forever” tattoo became “Wino forever”.
Jolie’s tattoos make it difficult for make-up crews to cover her up, but despite that, her tattoos are creative expressions of her personality and strength as a woman.
Many of you looking to get inked will often get inspiration from celebrity tattoo designs. Look around, there are many!