80 of the Most Popular Tattoo Designs That Will Never Go Out of Style

One scroll through the tattoo section of Pinterest, and it's easy to pick out some of the most popular designs. Between classics like hearts and roman numerals to contemporary favourites like infinity signs and arrows, there are some tattoos that have been tattooed at virtually every shop on Earth. Or, at least, that's how it seems. But just because they're popular doesn't mean they should automatically be off-limits. After all, these designs are commonly requested for a reason. They can be expressive, symbolic, and meaningful — especially when done in a unique, fashion-forward way that puts a modern spin on a classic design. In the words of tattooist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy, who's worked with everyone from Rihanna to Hailey Baldwin: "As tattoos become more acceptable, people will be less apprehensive to tattoo more of their body."

To prove our point, we've put together the 80 staple tattoo designs that prove "popular" doesn't need to mean "cliche."

— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

Small Heart

Coordinates

Butterfly

"Be kind."

Black Light Rainbow

Simply Love

Roman Numerals

"Be you, love you. All ways, always."

Lightening Bolt

"Be here now."

Compass

Holding Hands

"Be happy."

Constellation

Star

"Keep moving forward."

"Fearless."

"Not all those who wander are lost."

"Love you more."

Leafy Branch

Maple Leaf

Sun

Home State

Pet Paw

"All is well."

Anatomical Heart

Smile

Books

Overlapping Hearts

Arrow

"Walk in the light."

"Que sera sera"

Mountains

Feather

Punctuation

Skyline

Wings

Anchor

Rose

Anters

Birds

Hamsa

Cactus

Hope

"Brave heart"

Origami

Peace Sign

"So it goes."

Horoscope sign

Personal Note

Cross

Key

Lotus Flower

Diamond

Heartbeat

"C'est la vie"

Dandelion

Pinky Promise

Sun and Moon

Tiger

Umbrella

Skull

"Create."

Plant

Paper Aeroplane

Palm Tree

Panda

Dinosaur

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