This floral forearm piece.
If you’re a frequent reader of the site, or perhaps just follow us on Pinterest, you’ll instantly recognize this lightly-drawn floral piece as the work of Tritoan Ly. Tritoan’s style is so identifiable that I don’t think anyone has ever misattributed his work. Thigh and forearm pieces are some of his most appealing designs.
Cherry blossoms, a moon, an anchor, a diamond, and a few feathers make this design as diverse as it is beautiful. This design is a great example of what can be when you refuse to settle and a single design subject. When you’re having trouble deciding just get them all!
Roses are for romantics. And everyone else really. But there’s no denying that roses are the epitome of feminine ink—and have been for quite some time now. If you don’t have an aging relative somewhere with a faded rose tattoo on her ankle, you’re not looking hard enough.
This floral hummingbird.
Here we have a hummingbird made from a variety of different floral elements. Hummingbirds are one of the most adorable birds on this planet and just the sight of one up close and in person is enough to convince anyone to get a tattoo celebrating their cuteness. It seems as though at least one hummingbird always makes the list no matter what I seem to do.
There’s a poem by Tony Masiello called Stand Tall Like The Sunflower. I’m sure this design has nothing to do with that poem, more likely just a reference to the fact that the first thing you notice about a sunflower is how tall they are, but maybe. An inspirational tattoo that’s fun.
This little ankle piece is one of my favorite designs on the list. I’m all about subtle elegance and this design is that personified. Cherry tattoos usually look nothing like the above, which is perhaps why it’s such an appealing design.
This crowned flower.
I initially thought this was a rose but upon closer inspection I noticed those smaller buds which led me to believe that this was something else. It wasn’t until I did a little research that I realized that roses are commonly paired with smaller flowers (as seen above) which is apparently what the artist chose to do.
This floral strip.
I’ve always been a sucker for a beautiful floral pattern—or any pattern for that matter. But when it comes to tattoos, there aren’t many ways to sample patterns. And yet Sigak found a straightforward, elegant, and affective way to sample these patterns that simply works.
This crescent moon.
Full moons get all the attention in the night’s sky. But it’s crescent moons that are the star of the tattoo industry. Many tattoo artists, especially our Korean friends, commonly incorporate crescent moons into their work with envious results. This rose-filled crescent moon has an appropriate space-themed background which makes it look as if the roses are floating in space.
If you’re a frequent reader then you know that I can’t shut up about how great of an artist Dragon is. He’s definitely towards the top of my top 5. Flowers in various stages of bloom are a popular concept which every artist it seems is requested to execute at one point in time or another.