Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
Popular Tattoos For 2014
With the year coming to an end, we find it appropriate to release which tattoos will be the most popular tattoos for 2014. Sure, some are given, others not so much. As tattooing becomes more popular, we're starting to see specific tattoo symbols stepping out of the dark and into the mainstream. Some tattoos have been popular for many decades, others for only a few years. Which tattoos will be on top for 2014? Is new school tattooing in and old school out?
As 2014 begins to edge closer and closer, we wanted to take a look back at the 2013 season to see which tattoo designs were popular this year. The tattoo industry is exploding at the seams and this is great news for all tattoo artist heading into 2014. Thanks to television shows such as Ink Master, Tattoo Rescue, and Bad Ink, the popularity of tattoos here in America is on the rise. Not only is the industry exploding in the United States, tattooing all around the world is on the rise and rightfully so.
Our website hasn't talked much about the tattoo industry or popular tattoo artist from around the world. As we step into 2014, this is going to change. For the past two years, time has been spent teaching others the many different tattoo meanings of each tattoo symbol. Although we'll continue to write about tattoo meanings, we want to expand our writing to cover the tattoo industry, tattoo artist, and the history of tattooing in all locations around the world.
All of this and more is in store for the new year! We want to thank our regular users and thank everyone that has supported us for the past two years. I don't say this enough, I truly don't. I want to open our site to tattoo artist and tattoo fans all around the world, this is your invitation.
Tribal Tattoo Designs
Yes, your old school favorite tattooing style is still one of the most popular tattoos in the world. The origins of tribal tattoos date back centuries. Why are tribal tattoo designs so popular? Tribal tattoos are popular because their one of the most versatile tattooing styles in the world. Nearly all tattoo symbols can be inked in tribal art. Not only that, tribal art is used as a decorative in tattoos as well. The popularity of tribal tattoos may die one day, but for 2014, we see them being in usual high demand.
As we enter 2014, we've seen a steady rise in tribal tattoos for women. Why? Women typically use tribal art as a decorative in their tattoo. Tribal art can be used to decorate animals tattoos, flower tattoos, name tattoos, and many more examples. These all add to the fact that tribal tattooing is versatile. With so many different options, it's no wonder that tribal tattoo designs remain popular going into 2014.
Celtic Tattoo Designs
Another long-time tattoo favorite tattooing style is Celtic tattoos. Just like tribal tattoos, Celtic tattoos have been popular for a long time. We seen a spike in Celtic tattoos in 2013 and expect them to be more popular in 2014. Celtic tattoos are also very versatile and they can be used in a variety of different ways. Unlike tribal tattoo designs, we know that Celtic tattoo designs are equally worn by men and women. And due to the versatility, Celtic designs and symbols can be designed alone or incorporated with other tattoos.
There's also options when it comes to choosing popular Celtic tattoo symbols. Celtic cross tattoo designs and four leaf clover tattoos are two popular tattoo choices. You also have various Celtic tattooing variations, such as Celtic knotwork tattoos and Celtic Tree of Life tattoos. Men and women find interest in Celtic patterns, as well as tattoo artist. We have no reason to believe that popularity of Celtic tattoos will decrease in 2014.
Asian Tattoo Designs
Asian tattoo designs have been popular in the Pacific for many years. In 2013, we seen a popularity increase here in America. As more and more men and women seek tattoos, many have an interest in Asian tattoo symbols. There's several popular tattoo symbols when it comes to Asian tattoo designs. Which Asian tattoo symbols are the most popular? Going into 2014, we see that cherry blossom tattoo designs and koi tattoo designs will be very popular in the new year.
Popular Asian tattoo symbols can also include orchid tattoos and lotus tattoos. We see that the popularity of these flower tattoos will remain about the same in 2014. In the east, the Peony may be considered, but not in America. What about the dragon? Can we include the dragon, Asian dragon or Chinese dragon? What about the samurai tattoo? Both Asian tattoos are popular in Asian, but we see their popularity declining in 2014. Dragon tattoo designs are not as popular as a few years back and samurai tattoos were never that popular. Even so, they are still considered to be popular Asian tattoos.
Flower Tattoo Designs
Flower tattoo designs have been popular for decades and we expect no different in 2014. There's hundreds of flower tattoo symbols to be considered, many more popular then others. Can you name the most popular flower tattoo? Here in America, the rose tattoo is the most popular. The rose has been a popular favorite for decades. Going into 2014, rose tattoo designs will gain popularity. What have you learned in this article about versatility in tattooing? Roses are very versatile, they can be inked alone or with other symbols. The rose can symbolize many different meanings. The popularity for rose tattoos can be found all over the world.
The lotus is the rose of the East. Lotus tattoo designs are very popular in the East and that popularity can be found here at home. Some could question that the lotus is more popular then the rose and rightfully so. Just like the rose and other popular tattoos, the lotus can be designed alone or portrayed with other symbols. Dandelion tattoo designs are in demand and are gaining popularity going into 2014. Although not as versatile and colorful, the dandelion can be designed as a beautiful stunning design.
Animal Tattoo Designs
Animal tattoos have been another long-time favorite for men and women both. Several animal tattoos have been popular over the years and going into 2014, we see a few standing out. Butterfly tattoo designs have been popular for years and this will remain true going into 2014. Butterfly tattoos can be designed alone or with other symbols. Another popular animal tattoo for 2014 is swallow tattoos. Swallows are a symbol of good luck and fortune, something we all seek at some point and time. More popular tattoos for women heading into the new year includes ladybug tattoos and dragonfly tattoo designs.
One of the most popular animal tattoos for men is the wolf tattoo. Wolf tattoo designs will be in high demand for 2014. The wolf can be designed in several different ways and variations. It can be portrayed alone, within a paw print, or with other elements. More popular tattoos for men include the bear and bull. The bull tattoo has more versatility then the bear tattoo, but each one has different features that make them special.
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More Popular Tattoos In 2014
In total, there's several more tattoo designs that we expect to gain popularity in 2014. The popularity of clock tattoo designs are on the rise and we expect them to be a player in 2014. What's so special about a clock? The interesting fact that I find about clock tattoos is that they can be bring some of the most amazing visual tattoo designs ever created. The melting clock tattoo is one example of this. Clock designs are versatile and worn by both men and women.
Dreamcatcher tattoos have been in decline, but we feel that they may gain popularity in 2014. Dreamcatcher tattoo designs have a lot of versatility also. They can be a large tattoo, but when decorated, their certainly an eye catcher. You have to love the meaning behind this tattoo also. Feather tattoos are another tattoo gaining in popularity. The peacock feather is one of the most popular feather variations. Eagle feathers, bird feathers, or other types can be used.
We always see new symbols rising to popularity and old school symbols finally falling off the map. It will happen as it always does, so we'll have to see if we see any surprises. New school tattoos continue to gain popularity as a new age becomes popular in tattooing. Visual tattoos are gaining popularity as our technology only gets better. Both will rise to power, but is it the end for old school tattoos? Probably not at this point, but in due time, it just may be.
LongTimeMother from Australia on November 03, 2013:
Another interesting article, thelyricwriter. I'll never get one, but their meanings etc fascinates me. Voted up+
kjforce from Florida on November 02, 2013:
thelyricwriter..WOW.. your pictures say it ALL..attention to detail/explanation very educational and interesting.
Although this is a beautiful way of self expression, I myself could not do it..My love is the Butterfly because of free spirit , it's original & individual designs and the awesome colors of the Wildflowers in my one acre Weed garden ..
Problem being that is what I would choose as Tattoos...
I could only imagine what they would look like as my body produces wrinkles of age...eek ! sorry.....
Have a great week-end...
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 31, 2013:
You seem very organized and on top of your game. All the best for the rest of 2013 and throughout 2014!
Dianna Mendez on October 30, 2013:
I love the feather, butterflies and cross and I'll be in to have them done shortly. Great suggestions.
Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on October 28, 2013:
Another beautiful collection! U++ and pinning! Thank you!
Alastar Packer from North Carolina on October 26, 2013:
Well put, Ricky. There sure are a lot of TV shows devoted to the subject. Out of the dark and into the mainstream is right. Man but do I like that 4-leaf clover tat for one style and do look forward to your 2014 direction!
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on October 26, 2013:
these are so cool I like the feather that breaks away into little bats.. another great share my friend :)
lovedoctor926 on October 25, 2013:
Nice collection of tattoo designs. My favorite one is the one you have on here. I also like the rose tattoo, butterfly and alaskan husky. voted up, useful, beautiful
Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on October 25, 2013:
I am always amazed at the vast variety and creativity in all of these designs, Lyric. I like the delicate colors and forms of the butterflies. Very imaginative collection. :-)
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2013:
Very nice designs indeed! Although I like all your designs---I wonder how many more designs you have in your imagination!
Voted up as beautiful!
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 25, 2013:
Popular Tattoo Designs For 2014-Popular Tattoo Ideas For Men And Women awesome suggestions for tattoos. Voted up, useful and interesting
Faith Reaper from southern USA on October 24, 2013:
It is hard to believe another year is almost at end! Time is passing us so quickly indeed!
Wow, you are on top of the 2014 designs already, and this shows you are ahead of the game and smart too! I love the butterfly design one there, with the scroll on the outside, very beautiful.
Another great hub here. I know you work so hard on each of your hubs and it shows! I appreciate you.
Up and more and sharing
Hugs and love to you and yours,
ocfireflies from North Carolina on October 24, 2013:
I agree with Bill. You continue to produce really cool hubs. I also look forward to the expansion ideas you mention. I think the tribal art suits me the best. Thank You.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 24, 2013:
Cool as always. For whatever reason I loved the feather tat at the top....anyway, keep on doing your thing my friend; great niche.