50 Gorgeous Tattoo Designs You’ll Desperately Desire

This ornamental cuff.

An ornamental cuff by Grain

(Photo: Grain)

Ornamental tattoo designs are a favorite of mine—especially when they possess this kind of symmetry. Notice those little dangling chain-like thingamajigs? You can hang those from just about any tattoo design and instantly add an aura of opulence to the mix.



Various floral pieces.

Various floral pieces by Zihwa

(Photo: Zihwa)

You know what they say, the only thing better than one of Zihwa’s gorgeous floral designs is two. You can never have too many floral tattoos—it just isn’t possible. If I was 18 again and had a blank canvas to work with, this model and I might just be twins.

Nature.

by Tiago Oliveira

(Photo: Tiago Olivera)

These tattoos are anything but basic. If you’re considering getting a stand alone design, consider the creative props you’ll get for something along the lines of these corresponding designs.

Lavender.

by Anna Yershova

(Photo: Anna Yershova)

When it comes to floral tattoos, the lavender flower is in a class all by itself with its unique and elegant structure. The next best thing to a field of neatly planted rows of fresh lavender would be this tattoo of course. Lavender flowers are relatively popular as tattoo designs, however, you rarely see any variation from the design above.



A heart.

by Panta Choi

(Photo: Panta Choi)

So much more than just a heart, labeling it as such was a bit of an oversimplification of things. Snakes, flowers, and an intriguing cosmic theme give this design a complex and appealing 80’s—esque vibe. Anatomical hearts are one thing, but the addition of flowers always gives a design a feminine touch.

This lion.

by Jefree

(Photo: Jefree)

Photographs and illustrations usually never do lions justice. And by justice, I mean adequately portray their immense size and presence. Which is why it’s a pleasant surprise to find a design that gives you an idea of just how big and powerful lions really are.

This tulip.

A tulip by Mini Lau

(Photo: Mini Lau)

A tiny tulip tattoo is just what any girl needs this spring. Mini Lau works flowers into most of her designs but it’s not too often that you see a tulip come out of her shop. But just because Mini doesn’t usually do tulips, doesn’t mean she can’t execute one with the expertise we’re used to seeing in her other floral works. If you’re looking for something feminine and playful, Mini Lau can hook you up.



Die with memories not dreams.

by Hector Daniels

(Photo: Hector Daniels)

It’s best to try not to die at all, but if you do have to, I do recommend checking things of your bucket list in a timely manner as to not have too many unfulfilled dreams when the time does come. As with any quote, an elegant cursive script really does go a long way.

Peonies.

by Dom Wiley

(Photo: Dom Wiley)

It seems as though every year flanking floral designs get more and more popular. Not quite trend level popular, but popular enough to maybe just maybe make a list someday. Saving this photo for later of course.



This Girl With a Pearl Earring.

by Jefree

(Photo: Jefree)

Everyone loves Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring—especially when it’s mixing mediums. A fusion of sculpture and oil painting, this design blends the two most common forms of classical art together to form a fascinating mash up of one of the most popular works of art known today.