Top Tattoo Trends Of 2014

If you’re going for individuality, these tattoos may not be for you. These can be seen on much of the recent teenaged population. Still, the tattoo belongs to the wearer and cliché doesn’t always mean bad! Just because the imagery is prevalent doesn’t mean that these tattoos aren’t always totally legitimate.

1. Feather

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.

2. Anchor

Often accompanied by “Refuse to Sink” or other motivational wording, this sailor classic has recently been adapted in many different ways.

3. Infinity

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?)

4. Dreamcatcher

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.

6. Cross

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.

7. Arrow

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.”

8. Om

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.

9. Birds

BIRDS. Whether it’s something changing into birds, or just a little flock, everyone seems to have birds.

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