Let’s be honest, I think we all know someone who has a feather tattoo. This is currently the top choice for many getting their first ink. Usually leaning towards air and flight symbolism, a feather can symbolize a free spirit, letting go, spirituality, or courage.
Often accompanied by “Refuse to Sink” or other motivational wording, this sailor classic has recently been adapted in many different ways.
Small and versatile. Love, faith, sisters, best friends…regardless of meaning, it seems like literally everyone is/was getting one of these. (is? was? has this trend hit it’s peak? will it ever?)
Ah yes, quite possibly one of the most culturally-appropriated symbols of all time, The Dreamcatcher. Flaunted by very few Native Americans and many a white girl, this tattoo has been adorning many ribcages ever since Miley Cyrus jumped on this bandwagon.
5. Roman Numerals
With so many dates to commemorate, it’s no wonder Roman Numerals are all the rage.
Suddenly everyone became religious, or at least felt the need to mark it on their bodies forever. These are especially popular at the back of the neck and on hands and fingers.
Because “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.”
We all have that one friend who is “so into yoga” and goes on juice cleanses and sports one of these widely culturally-appropriated tattoos.