Help me think of tattoos
January 24, 2012 11:52 AM Subscribe
Help me find inspiration for my tattoos
posted by anonymous to clothing, beauty, & fashion (31 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
First things first, I know it's a bad idea to get tattooed if I'm not committed to the design/image etc, and I know that others won't be able to *tell* me what to get. Let's assume for the purpose of this discussion that I am getting tattoos regardless of the pitfalls, and that all I'm looking for is some guidance in terms of where, from my own life, or art, or anything under the sun I can get inspiration for for something I would want to get. I'd be happy to hear stories about how others chose what they had done, see pictures of interesting work etc.
I'm planning on starting relatively small, getting one on my arm, and eventually working towards half-sleeves on both arms. I have a few ideas in mind but no specific images that really jump out at me. I'm not really interested in any religious symbols, nationality symbols, anything commercial, fantasy stuff (dragons, whatever) or people. I have no real interests or hobbies or defining aspects of my life that would qualify for something like this (or at least, nothing that comes to mind). I'm mostly hoping that by people talking about where they got their ideas from, something might hit me. I hope that isn't too chatfilter-y. Again, I know you're not going to be able to tell me specifically what to get done and I'm not really looking for that.
Short version: what are some non-obvious sources of inspiration for tattoos? Thanks!