25 Color Tattoos That'll Make You Want To Get One

by Eliza Florendo

Tattoos may have been a practice since Neolithic times, but it's only recently that they've become ultra-trendy, thanks to the rise of teeny, tiny tattoos and more relaxed work environments. The biggest tattoo trend right now: color tattoos, whether the piece is in American traditional, realism, portraiture, or illustrative style. While I've always been afraid to stray from black and white, I think it's time to take the plunge.

Minimalistic, singe line, and double exposure tattoos are just a few of the biggest tattoo trends of 2016 according to Inked Mag. Tiny little flowers, trees, and line work have been all the rage lately, and are generally more accepted at most work places. And while black and white tattoos are the classic, there's nothing like a bright, vibrant piece that totally livens up anything you wear. That's the best thing about tattoos: they're the permanent accessory that just keeps on giving.

Something about colorful tattoos draw me in so much more. A flat image gains so much more depth. Fiery red, deep blues, bright yellows, and grassy greens all paint a picture that gives off more life. They're certainly way more noticeable, so they're not for the faint of heart. But if you've ever thought of straying away from the classic, American traditional is the style that really compliments it.

Afraid to take the risk? These colorful tattoos will certainly change your mind.

1. The Beautiful Bug

Ok, I'm actually obsessed with this one.

2. Florals Galore

All these colors are blowing my mind.

3. The Thigh Piece

So badass.

4. Cutie Pies

I just want to squeeze them.

5. Gorgeous Feathers

Rainbow feathers are the best type of feathers.

6. Teeny Tiny

I want to cry, this one's so cute.

7. Subtle Flowers

A little mix of both classic black and white and color.

8. Two's Company

These two make the perfect pair.

9. All Shades

This one's mesmerizing.

10. Hello Kitty

Who doesn't love Hello Kitty?

11. Abstract

Why have one scene when you can have many?

12. Small But Mighty

How cool is this one/

13. Simplicity At Its Finest

Brb, crying.

14. Thigh Tats

Matching ones are *so* cool.

15. Contemporary Style

Ok, so, these have to be my favorite ones.

16. Disney Magic

So weird, but so good.

17. This Bee Is Everything

How cute, right?

18. Beautiful Flowers

Love love love.

19. The Classic Ship

Nothing beats a classic.

20. Pretty Parrot

Perfect arm piece.

Have I convinced you to join the color tattoo side yet? I'm surely ready to get inked.

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