Neo traditional wildflowers tattoo on the left upper arm

Inked Up: 9 Tattoo Trends to Watch out For in 2023

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Tattoos have been around for a long time but show no signs of slowing down. In fact, tattoos are getting hotter and hotter as we approach 2023—and even more so than in past years. So what can you expect from the ever-changing world of ink? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite tattoo trends that will be popular in 2023:

Cool Tone Tattoos

Cover up tattoo on the left hand by tattooist Wonseok
Cover up tattoo on the left hand by tattooist Wonseok.

Cool-tone tattoos are an excellent choice for people who want to cover up an old tattoo or scarring. They’re also a good choice for those who want the look of their new ink to be less noticeable than other shades. In addition, cool tones don’t shine as hot colors do, so they’ll blend in better with your skin tone and hair color.

Cool-tone tattoos are also perfect if you’re looking for something that only stands out a little because cool tones can be complex for other people to notice unless they’re looking at your arm specifically (or even then).

Fine Line Tattoos

Fine line flower tattoo by playground_tat2
Fine line flower tattoo on arm. Artist: Playground_Tat. Source.

Fine-line tattoos are small and delicate, but they can still be bold. The lines are usually black or grey, and the artist has to be careful not to make the lines too thick. However, they look great when done in color, especially when combined with other fine lines or an intricate design on top of them.

Fine line tattoos can also be done as part of a larger piece of art that includes other elements as well—just like any other type of tattoo! So if you’re looking for something unique but don’t want anything too complicated, this might be it!

Watercolor Tattoos

Watercolor world map tattoo on the forearm
Watercolor world map tattoo on the forearm

Watercolor tattoos are a fun and colorful way to express yourself. They’re also one of the most popular choices for women who like to mix up their ink with colors that aren’t as bold or loud as some other styles. This is an excellent option for those who want something colorful but not too bold!

Blackwork Tattoos

Blackwork medusa on the right bicep
Blackwork medusa on the right bicep

Blackwork tattoos are a trendy tattoo style. Blackwork tattoos are often done in black ink and can be done on any part of the body, including arms, legs, hands, and feet.

Blackwork tattoos have long been associated with pirates and sailors because they look like traditional pirate designs. However, these days you may see blackwork tattoos used in other ways: for example, as an abstract design or as an illustration of something else (like an animal).

Hand Poke Tattoos

Handpoked golden spiral tattoo
Hand-poked golden spiral tattoo

Hand poke tattoos are also known as Japanese tattoos. They’re done by hand, with a needle and ink. The process involves making small holes in the skin of your hand or arm and filling them with black ink for an intricate design that can be painted over later. These types of tattoos have long been popular among Japanese people, but they’ve recently made inroads into Western culture, especially among those who love pixel art!

Geometric Tattoos

Geometric golden spiral tattoo on the right shoulder blade
Geometric golden spiral tattoo on the right shoulder blade

Geometric tattoos are a popular trend gaining momentum in recent years. These tattoos are based on shapes, with a wide range of different choices available. The geometric shapes can be used as a background for a tattoo or as the piece’s primary focus. The possibilities are endless when it comes to geometric tattoos. They can be used to create a minimalist look or combined with other designs or patterns to create something unique and exciting. The shapes used in geometric tattoos can be simple or complex and can include geometric shapes like circles, squares, triangles, and polygons. Some geometric tattoos also use sacred geometry, a form of mathematics believed to have spiritual significance. These tattoos are perfect for those looking for a unique and visually striking tattoo that can be customized to their personal style.

Animal Portrait Tattoos

Elegant fox tattoo between the wildflowers and ferns
Elegant fox tattoo between the wildflowers and ferns

Animal portraiture is another popular tattoo trend that has been on the rise in recent years. Tattoo artists can use various techniques to create realistic animal portraits, from painting the animal with black ink and adding details like horns or feathers to creating an outline with colored inks.

The most common type of animal portrait is one featuring a pet or family member. You might see this kind of tattoo on your dog or cat and on celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Swift, who have their pets! Other options include fictional animals such as unicorns and dragons (or even aliens!).

Realistic Tattoos

Realistic saturn tattoo with cosmic background
Another realistic saturn tattoo with cosmic background

Realistic tattoos are a great way to show off your artistic skills. You can do them in various styles, including watercolor, blackwork, and fine line. They can even be done in mediums such as ink or watercolor!

You’ll want to watch out for the following:

  • Realistic tattoos are becoming more popular means there’s going to be less room for creativity when it comes to how you get one done—which means less choice when it comes down to choosing which type of tattoo design will work best for you.
  • If someone with whom you’re interested in getting involved asks if they’re allowed? Make sure they know what kind of thing(s) before agreeing so everything is smooth later down the road!

Floral Tattoos

Neo traditional wildflowers tattoo on the left upper arm
Neo-traditional wildflowers tattoo on the left upper arm

Floral tattoos are a popular trend that has been around for quite some time, but they are still going strong. The floral style can be done in many ways and in colors. There’s no limit to what kinds of flowers you want to use on your body! Floral tattoos can also be done in many different sizes – from small ones that look like individual petals or leaves on an apple tree (or even just one flower!) all the way up to large multi-layered designs that cover an entire arm or leg entirely. Whether you prefer classic designs like roses and lilies or something more modern like daisies or sunflowers, it will depend on your personality when it comes down to choosing the perfect design for yourself. And for those looking for a more subtle look, Cardiff Scalp Micropigmentation is a great option to consider.


Tattoos are a great way to express yourself and show your unique style. The trends listed here are just some of the many different ways people decorate their skin with ink, so be sure to check out the rest of our website for more ideas on what is trending in tattooing. We hope this article has given insight into where things might go in 2023!